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Luis Patacao
10-03-2014, 06:53 AM
This one is from Sintra in Portugal, close to Cabo da Roca and called Ursa`s Beach. Its a lovely and small beach with a not so easy acess.
In this particular day the wheater whispered for LE and BW creating this has the final result.

Cirtiques are most welcomed :)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15373007956_ba432bdb2f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pqsFFj)
Sintra`s-Black-Pearl (https://flic.kr/p/pqsFFj) by Patac„o (https://www.flickr.com/people/72412984@N04/), on Flickr

D7000 + Sigma 10-20mm at 13mm ISO 100, 60s exposure.

Andrew McLachlan
10-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Hi Luis,
this has a very effective look as B&W. For me I think I would like to see the ocean a little darker or the blacks in the photo lightened a bit. It seems a little unbalanced to me as presented. The long exposure works perfectly for this scene.

Diane Miller
10-05-2014, 12:00 AM
Dramatic, different and very pleasing. B/W is perfect here! I think Andrew raises good points.

Don Railton
10-05-2014, 11:12 PM
Hi Luis.

Wonderful image design overall.. I think it is the black vegetation is a little too dark for me.


Cheryl Slechta
10-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Hi, Luis, I really like this in B&W and with a long exposure. I agree about some of the vegetation being a little too dark and I could see lightening up the surf near the rocks just a very little bit. Nice image:S3:

Morkel Erasmus
10-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Very nice - strong composition and the long exposure worked a treat!
I agree with Andrew's critique on the tonal range/conversion.

Luis Patacao
10-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Thanks everyone for the feedback, and sorry for the late response. I did over contrasted the image on PP, leading to what was pointed out in here. Will have to adjust this.