I am starting to appreciate black & white photography more and more. Here’s a black & white seascape of a sailing boat on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). The tiny boat is lit by sunbeams that pass through fog and “whispy” clouds above the lake. In the background you can see the silhouette of the French Alps of the Haute-Savoie region. The photograph was taken from Chexbrex, a small picturesque town situated in the midst of the Vineyards of Lavaux in Switzerland.
The image only started to work for me once I converted it to black and white in Color Efex Pro 2. Somehow the drama comes across much better. When I was working on this image I was debating about whether to keep the tiny boat in or not. Is it a distraction or an attraction? I decided to keep it in, as to me it emphasizes the scale of the lake and the mountains in the background. What do you think? Hope you like this black & white seascape!