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Path to Lighthouse

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 22 February 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Continuing with the black/white series, but not a flower! This is the Spring Point lighthouse in Maine. It was a 'soupy' and cloudy day and the conversion to B-W seemed to be appropriate. I loved the wide angle view of the rocks leading to the lighthouse, so I got down low and took this image from that perspective. As usual, conversion with Nik SilverEfex pro.

NIKON D300 F/20.0 ISO 400 55 mm

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Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

This is very effective, IMO. I like the simple composition which doesn't let you wonder what is the main subject and idea behind the photo :) I LOVE the details in the foreground stones. The red light in the lighthouse is a nice touch but not necessary for me. Great photo!

22 Feb 2010 7:27am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

What a dramatic shot. Your angle and textures make those stones look like a treacherous path to the lighthouse. Glad I can just look and not walk ! Wonderful B&W tones with that touch of red !

22 Feb 2010 7:59am

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Love the treatment here, Barbara. Silver Efex Pro is wonderful and I should it more than I do. The rocks leading out to the light look terrific and just pull the viewer right into the image. Only one problem, Barbara. I don't believe it's not Marshall Point. I want to say its Bug Light or Spring Light or something like that down around Portland. Still a great image!

22 Feb 2010 11:26am

@Ed Vatza: Thanks Ed. I checked and it is Spring Point Lighthouse. Will correct that.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great shot with the short lens and a fantastic edit. Nik Silver Efex is fast becoming one of my favourite plug ins.

22 Feb 2010 4:46pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good perspective. The b&w option was appropriate.

22 Feb 2010 6:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent. Superb detail. Outstanding leading lines. I always look forward to your work.

22 Feb 2010 7:17pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice shot and well composed from the low view point...well done!

22 Feb 2010 8:37pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a nice framing ,great artistic shot !
5 stars !
kisses !

23 Feb 2010 1:03am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic! I love the texture in the stone and great contrast!

23 Feb 2010 2:21am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Super Stunning! I LOVE this image- the perspective that you chose to show the rocks leading to the lighthouse is perfect!

23 Feb 2010 2:54am

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

My eyes delight in the shape and texture of the stones! Excellent conversion,Barbara! And the light at the end of the path is the climax of this splendid composition!

23 Feb 2010 4:50am

Bosk from Houston, United States

a stunning image

23 Feb 2010 5:29am

Florence from Paris, France

A number one picture for me. Extra mono and selective color, strengh of this beautiful B&W, great contrasts and details. A very nice composition indeed. Well done Barbara. 5 stars for me.

23 Feb 2010 10:17am

@Florence: Thanks, Florence!

Dorine Losasso from Stafford, United States

I love that you left the red in the light. Great image all around.

23 Feb 2010 3:56pm

@Dorine Losasso: Thanks, photo buddy! Hope to see you in April at LWG!

ellery from ro, United States

Beautiful take. Your images are wonderful.

23 Feb 2010 5:30pm

@ellery: Thanks, fellow Maine photog!

Nadia from Fairfax, VA, United States

I also love the little bit of color in the light and the texture on this is amazing.

23 Feb 2010 7:10pm

@Nadia: Thanks, Nadia - still remember you eating all those lobsters! :-)

/\/\ ! /\/ /\ from Tehran, Iran

WOW!!!! lovely colors and perfect frame!
great!
:-)

24 Feb 2010 11:06am

Anita from United States

Wonderful perspective which accentuates the lovely texture of the rocks.

25 Feb 2010 1:47pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Fantastic B&W processing (with a touch of color, well done !!) and excellent composition with a good use of perspective and depht. Great work Barbara.

26 Feb 2010 7:57pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Wow excellent texture on the rock. I think I need to try Silver Efex :)

27 Feb 2010 5:22pm

@Self-Indulgence: Superb conversion to b-w, sepia and other tones! Thanks for visiting.

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe composition et beau post traitement.

28 Feb 2010 1:26pm

studio17a from California, United States

Great shot !

3 Mar 2010 7:53pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Thanks everyone for stopping by to comment!

3 Mar 2010 10:30pm

Alan from Manila, Philippines

Wonderful detail with the eye being led to the lighthouse.

22 Mar 2010 12:25am

NIKON D300
F/20.0
ISO 400
55 mm

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