Black and White or Color?

BASK Thursday Lunch Paddle 6/23/16
BASK Thursday Lunch Paddle 6/23/16

I managed to get back on the water Thursday for the BASK Thursday Lunch Paddle. There were four of us with Danny, Susan, Chris and myself. We launched from Danny’s Secret Launch (Paradise Cay public boat launch). We had a bright, clear, sunny day with some haze.  The bald sky, mid-day sun and haze was a challenge for photography; and taking photos from a kayak is challenging enough. Where do you put the paddle when you’re bouncing around in the chop? How do you keep water and salt off of the lens or the viewing port? What’s the best camera for kayaking photography?  I’m finding at the moment, that my iPhone 6S in a Lifeproof case with the Lifeproof Lifejacket seems do do well enough. Once I had the photos back on my computer I was torn between color or black and white, so I posted both a color and a black and white conversion on my Facebook page. One of my friends suggested I leave a bit of the red in the black and white conversion, so after playing with the colors I decided to leave a bit of red and just a touch of the color of the water.  You can see a selection of images from the paddle here. For the images above, I’ve included the original color, the black and white conversion and the version represented here.  You can also view the track of our paddle on GaiaGPS

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Author: treve

When I'm not creating architectural photos for clients (see my primary website at www.treve.com), I like to pursue other ventures including including art, music, and travel. I'm also concerned about environmental and social issues and issues of faith. This is a place where I intend to share my thoughts on such topics.

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