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(NOT a black and white image!) I captured this sailboat during a whale-watching excursion off Long Beach, California. Very strong sunlight was streaming through a large hole in the clouds (note the darker sea in the far background, beneath clouds), creating dramatic, high-contrast lighting that turned a full-color capture into something that looks like black and white but definitely is not (it’s a trick of the unusual light that afternoon)! (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 70mm, f/8, 1/4000 sec., ISO 100, afternoon sun, handheld)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 3 years ago

  • The image may LOOK like black and white but it is not! A trick of unusual light conditions made a full-color capture turn to silvery tones.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    fine image great work

  • Thanks very much, Martina!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Tontondesiles
    Tontondesilesover 1 year ago

    I like this kind of photo when the sun is high in the sky and the reflects on the waves are powerful. This remains me of some photos I made at Byron Bay Lighthouse (NSW, Australia).

  • Thank you, Xavier! The sun was indeed high and strong that afternoon, and it played with some of my photos.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • orsinico
    orsinico11 months ago

    Splendida immagine, complimenti!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Leanne Stewart
    Leanne Stewart8 months ago

    Awesome capture! Love the silver shimmer of the water! Fabulous! :)

  • Thanks very much, Leanne. The sun and clouds were playing tricks that afternoon, sometimes giving unexpected results as in this image.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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