Tall ship at anchor by Celeste Mookherjee

I decided to create a black & white version of an earlier image (Rainbow Harbor Sunset, linked below) to emphasize the masts of the tall ship and their reflections. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 9-18mm zoom, f/5, 1/50 sec., ISO 100, sunlight, handheld; black & white conversion done in Topaz B&W Effects)

Top 10 in “Mirrored images” challenge in Olympus and Four Thirds group (November 2012)

Top 10 in “Reflections in Monotone” challenge in Excellence in Light & Reflection group (November 2011)

Featured in Shadows & Reflections (22 November 2012)

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

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 3 years ago

    I never saw the color version, but the b&w stopped me in my tracks! The strong composition and reflections are wonderful, who needs color???? Instant fave!

  • Thanks very much, Chris. I was VERY new on RedBubble when I posted the original color version, and I’m pretty sure you and I had not yet crossed paths then. I’m glad the b&w grabbed you, as I thought it was strong enough to warrant a b&w version, and I really want to do b&w a little more often.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Well, that’s not any black and white version.. that is just a masterpiece in black and white… Wow, I’m generally not a fan of black and white but I’m trying to be and have even tried it myself with a resounding lack of decent results… your image here shows me it really does look terrific when done properly…the depth is what makes it so good.. it’s not flat… Plus, the composition is just so interesting and the eye is drawn in… excellent work, Celeste.

  • Thank you, Katherine! It takes some experimenting and learning to avoid a “flat” tonal range. I remember how dreadful my first b&w work was in my early film days. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...over 3 years ago

    Amazing! Great conversion and great shot originally!

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 3 years ago

    Love the B/W Celeste well done.

  • Thank you, Julie, I’m glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 3 years ago

    I love the depth in this and the wonderful light and reflections . . . .I don’t think I have a favourite they both stand by their own merits.

  • Thanks, Teresa. You have such a strong artistic sense that I always value your comments.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 3 years ago

    Looks so good as black&white. Love the low light and composition. The framed image looks so professional, Celeste.

  • Thank you, Eby. I was actually surprised at how well this worked in b&w!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 3 years ago

    This looks absolutely stunning in B&W. Nicely done Celeste

  • Thanks very much, Ralph! I was actually surprised at how well this worked in b&w.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkover 2 years ago

    excellent b/w….catches and holds the eye..

  • Thank you, I’m so glad you like this! B&W is not the first thing one thinks of for a sunset, but I felt that the strength of the ship’s image could hold interest.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    and , yes, Topaz is great….. I’m going to download Topaz B/W soon …. as soon as I have more experience with Adjust and Simplify which I bought just recently. I think I like this B/W version better than the colored one too.

  • Thank you, Albert! I’m glad you like this in b&w, as I was happy with the conversion. Topaz b&w has some really cool effects that emulate antique film processes – not ideal for everything, of course, but wonderful when they work well with a particular subject.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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