Black and White Challenge Day 4 – Constantine Bay

It’s day four of the five day black and white challenge that Sue J kindly invited me to take up.  I don’t usually get involved in these kinds of challenges but this one seemed very timely given I’ve been exploring black and white film.  My first two images, came from my film cameras and were planned black and white photographs.  Yesterday’s photo was a digital conversion from a colour photograph as is this picture.  The difference with this one is that with grey skies, ocean and rocks, the image was very monochromatic to start with, the conversion wasn’t a huge leap. This is a double, long, exposure, accentuating I think, the dynamic nature of wind and tide. The picture was taken on the beach at Constantine Bay here in Cornwall. Something a little different.  Click on the picture for a larger and sharper view, it does make a difference.. :-)

Constantine Bay28mm f/22 482 seconds ISO-100

Today I’d like to invite Mike to take up the challenge.  Mike frequently treats us to some superb black and white photography on his blog Mike’s Look at Life.  I’m hoping he’ll share some more over the next five days but only if time allows of course..

I’m happy to say that Angi has taken up the challenge and you can see her black and white photos on her blog, Moments in Time

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40 responses

  1. Virginia Duran

    Stunning! It’s even more amazing when I put it full screen!

    February 17, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    • Thank you Virginia! :-)

      February 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm

  2. So gorgeus ! Wonderful atmosphere.

    February 17, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    • Thank you so much Isabel! :-)

      February 18, 2015 at 12:12 am

  3. A striking image.

    February 18, 2015 at 12:46 am

  4. The double exposure made me take another look and ponder. Beautiful and creative.

    February 18, 2015 at 1:14 am

    • Thank you very much Jane!

      February 18, 2015 at 7:32 am

  5. Superb B&W image, Adrian. I was looking for people, but even full screen, couldn’t manage to find any. :)

    February 18, 2015 at 2:07 am

    • Thanks Sylvia! The photo was taken quite early in the morning, I don’t think there were any people about. :-)

      February 18, 2015 at 7:33 am

  6. amazing…

    February 18, 2015 at 4:51 am

    • Constantine Bay is a very beautiful place. Thank you! :-)

      February 18, 2015 at 7:34 am

  7. Reblogged this on blessingpost.

    February 18, 2015 at 4:52 am

  8. A beautiful photo – and I can almost feel it was captured as a monochrome image despite actually being a colour photo. The panoramic format fits the subject and photo perfectly.

    February 18, 2015 at 6:52 am

    • Thanks Otto! :-)

      February 18, 2015 at 7:35 am

  9. Nice BW-conversion.
    The view ist really dragged into the center of the frame.
    Great job.

    February 18, 2015 at 7:16 am

    • Thank you very much indeed!

      February 18, 2015 at 7:31 am

  10. that’s stunning :)

    February 18, 2015 at 7:34 am

    • Thank you very much Joshi! :)

      February 18, 2015 at 7:43 am

  11. I think this works amazingly well, and the double exposure gives it an intriguing feel. I still see colour in it, but this monochrome version accentuates the feel of distance and space more than colour ever could. I like this.

    February 18, 2015 at 11:04 am

    • Thank you very much Sonja! I’m glad you like this! :-)

      February 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

  12. Epic shot!

    February 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    • Thank you very much James!

      February 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm

  13. one of my favourite beaches in the world.

    February 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    • It is a lovely beach. Thanks for your comment! :-)

      February 18, 2015 at 8:06 pm

  14. A striking image with the repetition of the distant headland. I could set and stare at this for quite a time, Adrian

    February 18, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    • Thank you Andy! That’s quite a compliment. Much appreciated!

      February 18, 2015 at 8:07 pm

  15. Brilliant – love the double exposure it adds real depth to the image, especially on the horizon where it looks like you could fall into the landscape.

    February 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    • Thank you Mark. This was the feeling I was getting looking at the picture. :-)

      February 18, 2015 at 7:36 pm

  16. Great image Adrian with really strong lines. The double headland certainly adds an interesting twist!

    February 19, 2015 at 11:33 am

    • Thank you very much Noeline. It wasn’t a double exposure in the true sense of the word I suppose. Not sure how to do those on the D800 to be honest, not something I’ve been terribly motivated to try to date. This came about because I’d set the camera to take a long exposure, Was distracted speaking to somebody, forgot where I was at and moved the camera, shortly thereafter, the shutter clicked closed. :-D Sometimes the accidents and mistakes can be very interesting indeed. :-)

      February 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      • :D reminds me of when I set up for a long exposure, got distracted and forgot to put the ND filter in place; fortunately I realised before too long but the photo was a white out! At least your mistake was worth while :)

        February 20, 2015 at 7:46 am

      • Sometimes they work in your favour.. not often! :-D

        February 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

  17. Fabulous shapes, great tonal range, I love it!

    February 19, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    • Thank you Sue. I particularly liked the sense of movement in the image and the textures of the rock and sand. :-)

      February 19, 2015 at 10:09 pm

  18. No surprise-beautiful again!

    February 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    • Thank you Elena! :-)

      February 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

  19. Another beautiful image; I love the peaceful, smooth tones.

    February 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    • Thank you so much Lynn! :-)

      February 22, 2015 at 6:11 pm