I have long been fascinated with Ansel Adam’s image for Scripps Pier. I even tried to recreate his iconic image using my iPhone. When I finally had the opportunity to photograph it myself, I wanted to try and bring something unique to the image. I decided to focus on the pier itself by doing a couple of things. 1) I slowed my shutter down to lose any definition in the the water and sky. This allowed some separation between the rigidity of the pier and the softness of its surroundings. 2) During my B&W conversion using NIK Silver Efex Pro 2, I increased the contrast a bit to emphasize the structure as well as darken the areas around it. I was very excited about the way it turned out. So much so I decided to offer a Limited Edition run of it on Metallic paper (Click Here). The first one is already sold!
The Gallery Is Open!
The cool news I mentioned yesterday is that my gallery is open! What does that mean for you? Well, it means you can easily purchase prints of the image you find on the site, but it also means the daily desktops have just gotten better! If you know how to click through the image and get the 3xl version for your desktop, great! If not, here is a quick video to show you how. I hope you enjoy it!