by Joseph Linaschke
Nothing wrong with simple
Much like yesterday's post on "Iconic Subjects", this is one of those simple images, and simple presentations, that just works.
This photo is from my Oregon coast road trip (more of which can be seen in color on my regular photo blog, PhotoJoseph.com/blog) and playing with the Leica S2. What's unique about this image, at least in my workflow, is that the B&W conversion was handled entirely in Aperture.
Maybe it's one of those things where I'm starting to appreciate the Leica image, but whatever I did to this photo in Silver Efex Pro 2, my normal B&W converter of choice, just felt somehow wrong. So after many attempts in SEP2, and realizing that the closer I got to right, the more simple the conversion was, so I finally backed out of SEP2 and tried the conversion purely in Aperture.
The only work done to this photo is the Black & White adjustment with a push towards red, a single-point Curves, and a little retouching to remove sensor spots.
Sometimes, there's nothing wrong with simple.