Monochrome,  Sylt,  Travel

Oh, island in the sun …

Ansel Adams was a pianist. There’s even an edition of recordings of him from the 30s. For a long time he struggled whether he should become a pianist or a photographer.

Reading his book “The Negative” not only gives me insight into the technical processes that the “analogue” photographers had to struggle with. His often short sentences or comments on the image evaluation are an inspiring source, which always evoke in me the image of a qualified musician from Ansel Adams. He didn’t loose the spirit of music when photographing or processing.

His comments on infrared photography inspired me to rework a color image of the northern part of the island of Sylt and to study the effect of different color filters on contrasts and tonality.

I am feeling rewarded that this picture was chosen for the group in explore by Flickr this morning.

Land's end near List, Sylt © Julian Köpke

The contrasts in the color image are weaker, the color also distracts a little from the mood of an impending thunderstorm. A bit of luminosity or radiance comes out better in the clouds in the black and white image.

Land's End near List (Ellbogen) © Julian Köpke

My others in explore pictures are here.

I like to make things visible the naked eye isn't able to see. That's part of my profession as a radiologist, too.

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