15 Mar 16. More than a little taken aback by the number of responses to the Monday submission, the most I've ever received on any image. I spent a fair amount of time contemplating what I could share for B&W Tuesday that might even partially compare. I even spent a considerable amount of time trying to create one that might be competitive but to no avail. So after going through all the B&W versions I have on hand (78), I decided to go with what you have. At the time I created this I thought it was pretty good, but as time progresses I'm finding more and more ways to improve the B&W versions of each image so I'm becoming more and more critical of every one. For some reason I'm finding it easiest to create reasonably stunning B&W shots of mountain scenes, with water based scenes with major elements, like big rocks, the next easiest. I have no understanding as to why that is, but simple observation of the pictures over the last couple of years makes the point. This is a shot taken along the road to the Coast Guard Station in Port Angeles looking across to Port Angeles and the Olympics in the background. As I written about this spot earlier, not much more to add about it other than to say pay it a visit if you are in the greater Port Angeles area.
I've manipulated the bottom portion of the shot to get a more balanced lighting, added some small amount of micro contrast adjustment in the rocks and clouds, and selectively enhanced the smoke from the mill as it didn't record on the sensor as it did to our eyes. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f /11.