This is another shot of the Annisquam lighthouse which I recently posted about here, here and here.  Because the sky was cloudless that morning, I knew I wanted to convert this shot to B&W.   I was trying to highlight the nice contrast between the white tower and the darker rocks and sky.  When there’s good contrast, lines and textures, converting to B&W is a great way to get around a shot that doesn’t have the colors to carry it on its own.

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/11, 18mm, 1/160 second


  1. Posted June 14, 2012 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    Your processing really shows the tones of the image Steven. Nice B&W choice.

  2. Posted June 14, 2012 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Outstanding B/W Steven!

  3. Posted June 14, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    I think you did a great job on the B&W conversion. Excellent.

  4. Rich McPeek
    Posted June 14, 2012 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Wonderful processing and composition Steven!

  5. Posted June 14, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Really cool. Like the soft contrast in this one.

  6. Posted June 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Perfect choice for the B&W. This shot has wonderful contrasts and a nice texture in the foreground rocks.

  7. Posted June 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Really nice composition, Steven. And your monochrome treatment is perfect.

  8. Posted June 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Love this composition and processing, Steven. Nice job, man.

  9. Posted June 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    I love lighthouses, they are so truly romantic! Your use of black-and-white here really brings this to life, Steven, what a fabulous job you’ve done here!

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