Simon waiting out the squall B&W by Karen  Betts

Simon waiting out the squall B&W by 

Canon Poweshot A3001 compact camera*

Simon and I had been having a lovely lunch watching the sun appear after a wet start at Southwold Harbour.
We stepped out of the cafe and was greeted by a little rain, but half way back to the car a large squall hit us so a mad dash to a side of a boatshed to shelter out of the rain.
I pulled my compact out of my coat pocket to capture Simons face with the raindrops on his waterproof as easier to quickly use then my DSLR as it was chucking it and as i had to stand in the rain to get this I did not want to be too long about it : )

I have tried this as a B&W image from a suggestion from Wendi Donaldson when se commented on the colour version.

Any comments welcome as a new programme I have used to create this.
Views 322 on 18th July 2011

Featured in students and beginners Group sept 2010

Compact camera
F/. 4
exps 1/40 sec
ISo 200

Hand held, Portrait setting, processed in efex pro Silver.

Colour version

A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
All images copyrighted to me Karen Betts.

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  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthover 4 years ago

    eeeekkkk cross between a sailor, darth vader unvieled and a wee bot too much to drink…lol interesting in B&W

  • I take it that you prefer the Colour version then Lol.

    – Karen Betts

  • © Jolie  Buchanan
    © Jolie Buchananover 4 years ago

    wonderful, I do enjoy the b/w

  • Thank you ever so much, it is interesting how the same image can look so different depending on what way you process it.

    – Karen Betts

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerover 4 years ago

    I like the monochrome version Karen.

  • Thank you ever so much Peter for your thoughts between these 2, interesting to see what preferences people prefer. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthover 4 years ago

    LOL yes i think I do… hehehehe

  • Okay sweetpea i will drop it onto the back apge of my portfolio in a couple of days. Got to say i like the colour version of you framed up.

    – Karen Betts

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    This is fabulous Karen, a truly wonderful B&W image, in my view your finest so far.

  • Oh thank you gary what wonderful words and I really appreciate that you think that this going in the right direction and i am making my way in the right way in my portraits.

    – Karen Betts

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsover 4 years ago

    Great moody shot Karen

  • Thank you rob for your comment.

    – Karen Betts

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 4 years ago

    This is wonderful Karen! I had to laugh at Simon’s comments further! Have to say I really love this in b&w, but either way, this is a great shot!

  • Thank you Ursula, I have to say the more i look at the more I see and i would like to do more B&W work.

    – Karen Betts

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    LOVE this in B&W…..Simon looks MUCH smarter in this shot!! LOL….(hope that convinces him!) Actually, I think it shows much more character and makes it more interesting. You see more details as you look around the image – and you’re not distracted by the colour. Tho’, he is gorgeous in colour too!!!
    Thank you for taking my suggestion…. and for the credit…not necessary at all, my dear. This is a lovely portrait! xo

  • I think you are right the B&w does show you more of him or what lies behind him. I am learning that B&W does show you more then the colour you sometimes miss.

    – Karen Betts

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    Well I do like them both but the b&w wins for me. There is so much more character and feeling in the black and white version. It is a brilliant portrait either way…very well done Karen :)

  • Thank you so much for your very kind words really appreciated, from someone that has wonderful portraits in their own portfolio. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 4 years ago

    Great Work…!!!

  • Thank you ever so much : )

    – Karen Betts

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