Monday, July 9, 2007
Black and White #11
I took these two photos on my lunch break at work one day when I went to the beach.
They were taken with my Nikon D70s, in color, and were decent, but I was playing around with them in Photoshop Elements 4.0 and came up with this spooky midnight, full-moon look and liked it.
What do y'all think?
The plants you see, and that have some bare limbs are sea grapes that grow all along the ocean here on the dunes. They make great defense against the dunes blowing away, but were heavily damaged in the hurricanes of 2004. Their mixture of dead and live sections make for interesting shapes in black and white photos.
I personally love sea grapes (the plant, they don't produce edible grapes) and Lovely Wife and my Mother in Law bought me a small plant the year after we moved here. It's planted in our back yard and fared much better in the two hurricanes that made almost a direct hit on us in 2004, for the simple reason our home protected it from the worst of the wind.