August 12, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast, California; Recently — My Office
Not to minimize the point, but minimalism brings me maximum enjoyment. If I can focus on the one thing that is the scene and reduce or completely banish the rest, it opens up a new world. The more I take away, the more there is to see. The first version was what I envisioned when I took the shot.
Then, as part of my immersion into black and white, I took another look at this image a few weeks ago. The other night I took yet another look. This time the color remained but almost everything else went away. I also broke a cardinal rule by going to almost pure white. The luminosity reading is 98 on a scale of 100 near the edges.
The evolution, early to late, is here for your perusal.
More to come.
(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing and initial editing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)