Nova Scotia is a fantastic place to take photographs. Just follow the coastal roads and you find small boat harbors, many fishing villages, old weathered buildings with rusted tin roofs and lobster traps stacked nearby.
Every photograph has a story. The title of the scene Is, “Foggy Quiet Cove. Whenever you are traveling the back roads, you never know what you are going to find. While we were traversing the roads close to the water in Nova Scotia, we got a late start because of foggy conditions. Shortly after we began our day’s journey we came upon this roadside scene. The fog was thick out on the water, but it had cleared near shore. Here, in the sheltered cove, coming out of the fog, was a small fishing village. Wildflowers were blossoming along the roadside and If you look very closely you will see one man on the boat dock.) An older boat has been pulled up on shore. The day is about to begin.
It takes a wet snowfall in winter to have the snow stick to the trees. If the weather changes and the sun comes out, or if it gets windy, the snow quickly falls off or melts off the tree. So the trick is to be ready right after the snowfall if you want to capture a good scene.
The photos shown in these scenes, one in color and one in black & white provides two different prospectives. The one in color captures the blue of the sky which then shows up on the snow. In my opinion, while the scene is colorful, you lose some the detail from the old oak trees in the forest.
The black & white view is more dramatic and shows more detail of the tree and more separation in the background. in my opinion. This photograph was captured in 2002 and has not been photoshopped. As in most photographs, the larger you go with the print, the more detail appears. Click on the photos to enlarge them.
This Photo of The Week was discovered while I was driving around Rural Texas outside of Dallas/Ft. Worth. What I was looking for were old barns and old wooden windmills. I did find some barns, but no wooden windmills. Then driving through this small community whose name, I can’t recall, I came upon this old deserted general store, From the faded wood siding on the front to the name, Patti’s Provisions, the piece of sheet metal hanging from the roof to the sagging open screen door, it was a scene I wanted to capture before it was gone.
It is from a different lifetime.
Go to my creative photograph blog to see more photographs taken that day.
Joe Patti’s Seafood Market in Pensacola is a great place to buy all kinds of delicious seafood…and a wonderful place to take photographs too. But when you take a photograph, the scene you saw may not be the one you finally printed on paper. This scene was one of about 20 different photos I took with both a film and a digital camera. You are confronted by not only what size to make the print…but how to make it as well.
After selecting the photograph I liked best, I was undecided how I wanted to make the print.
Let me show you what happened. Here is the photograph I selected, a digital one, and it is in color. It is very colorful.
Here is the same scene converted to black & white. Not too bad.
Now, here is what I did with it in color. I like this.
And here is the finished color print in black & white. It almost become a “line drawing” type of photo.
I like the ones I vignetted to give a softer appearance. The color vignetted print was my final choice. It will look especially nice on a watercolor paper. It will also make nice note cards too.