January 17, 2012 — Sonoma County Coast, California
Returning with new eyes to a shot taken eight years ago. I’ve just competed a series of webinars by Bruce Percy. He describes himself as a black and white photographer working in color. His sensitivity to tonal balance is inspirational and very instructive.
This shot is pretty much the same as the way I left it the last time I worked on it almost three years ago, but with minor tonal adjustments to a part of the picture that had always bothered me. Bruce’s patient guidance in tonal balance helped me to see why it had bothered me and led the way to my adjusting it to my liking.
Now that it bothers me no more, I can show it to you.
(Canon 40D; Canon EF 70–300mm f/4.5–5.6 DO IS USM Zoom. RAW processing in DxO Photo Pro. Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)