Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Drama Or Color

Kamloops Lake Sunset - Subdued

I thought that I would like to try some thing different from my normal processing and create an image with a little more subdued color.

The converted black and white captured the drama of the fantastic cloud forms over Kamloops Lake but didn’t really convey the sense of ongoing sunset. I removed the black and white conversion from the area of the deepest orange glow in the sky and also the little bit in the lake.

Kamloops Lake Sunset - Over The Top

This image is a composite of two images stitched vertically creating the big square. Tonal contrast created more definition in the clouds. I tried to not overdo the color and retain a somewhat more natural looking image with more detail in the foreground. Which version of this scene do you like better?

In the best light…

4 responses

  1. I love the the drama and mystery in the top version. It has a sense of foreboding yet the painterly orange sunset over the mountains suggest a promise of hope and renewal. Great image!


    May 13, 2011 at 05:42

  2. Well, the answer is not so easy. I like the first one very much, it is a little bit scary and fits to the illustration of some book, but also the second photo pleases me. As a photo, the second is more pleasant to look at.


    May 13, 2011 at 05:56

  3. I personally like the first one for the drama in the clouds and the moodiness of the image. But both are nicely composed and cropped for the type (B&W vs. Colour)


    May 13, 2011 at 06:06

  4. Lovely photograph, amazing tones that convey very well.


    May 30, 2011 at 06:55

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