A Black and White Day at the Beach

I’ve been experimenting with my new camera and I thought I’d focus a little on some black and white photography.  The sand, surf, sky and sandstone rocks of the beach all conspire to produce great B&W images.  So I spent a few hours at Del Mar Point and Walk On beaches here at Sea Ranch capturing the light of a mid-day afternoon.

At this point I’m really just trying to get used to handling the D810 as its control features are slightly different than my D3s.  The big difference comes in developing a workflow to deal with these larger files that are also not compatible in Raw form (.NEF) with my older version of Photoshop (CS5).  So I’m converting all images to a .DNG format in Lightroom and then processing them through CS5.  It’s an additional step and I have to be a bit more careful to make sure I dump images I don’t use as I’ll quickly fill up my hard drive if I’m not a bit selective about what I keep.

In any event I made some B&W images that capture the feeling and mood of my afternoon at the beach playing with my new toy.  I think that I’ll have a great adventure experimenting with this camera and learning all, or most, of its vast capabilities.  I hope you enjoy sharing in my adventure.

Walk On Beach rocks Sea Cave entrance at Walk on Beach Walk On Beach looking South Walk On Beach looking North Rocks at Del Mar Point Del Mar Cove Del Mar Cove north


Equipment: Nikon D810; Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens; monopod.

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