Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome.

I hadn’t come up with an idea for this challenge when I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise on Sunday morning. With some interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment I was hoping for some colour at sunrise. No colour ever developed so I started thinking about some monochrome conversions for the challenge.

I had taken my lightweight kit of a small mirrorless camera and three manual focus prime lenses. So I tried to make a set of three images, one with each lens.

A view of the bay with the wide angle lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome


A section of the shoreline and bay with the standard lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome


Isolating a section of clouds over the Niagara Escarpment with the telephoto lens.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome

15 replies on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Monochrome”

Thanks Tina. I was lucky that the idea for the post came to me soon after I got down to the shoreline so I had time to get the shots as we started getting ice pellets while I was still set up.

Die Nederlandse vertaling … , (…), … Nee, niet helemaal kosjer kosjer -kosheir. Ik begreep, dat je foto’s mooi gelukt zijn, noch voor de donder & bliksem losbarste en het zelfs begon te hagelen … Mag ik je kleurenfoto’s mooier vinden? Moet u dan te veel mee slepen? De artistieke lens en verder g√©√©n gezeik … Prachtig!
Mooi! Mooi-mooi-mooi, maar ik denk dat ik u irriteer, als ik vertel, dat ik zojuist foto’s vanuit de keuken en vanaf het balkon heb gemaakt van leeg vrachtveerkeer op het water. Dus, de vaart waaraan ik woon op de Kop van Jut.
U denkt: Kom op en laat wat zien en ouwehoer niet zoveel, want daar word ik moe van … Ok√© … I am coming with boots … * Amsterdam, 5-11-2019, 14.20 uur …

Really interesting to see the same landscape photographed with different lenses. Monochrome lends itself nicely to these moody skies. ‚̧

Thanks Amy. I did a similar colour post using each of the lenses a while ago. It’s something I may make an effort to do in the future.

Ice pellets! Already! Winter is upon us so soon. I love your creative idea for the challenge, David. I love the how you shoot the scene with 3 lenses. Great idea and great results. The depth and complexity of the clouds in your last shot are fantastic. I love the sense of moodiness and drama in these shots.

Thanks Patti. It was an interesting challenge once I came up with the idea down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline. It’s something I may do again.

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