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Writing with Light

Portland Wharf

Brrr…it was a cold weekend in Toronto. We didn’t get any snow in the city but winter was definitely in the air.

I had a client who contacted me over the weekend who was interested in a couple of my images but wanted to know if I could convert them to B&W. I was more than happy to oblige and have added them to the gallery which you can see here.

I also spent some time over the weekend trying to catch up on processing my images. I’m a little backlogged but I’m getting there. This image was taken this summer in Portland. This is one of the wharf’s where the lobster fishermen come in to deliver their catch.

This image was processed in Photoshop and converted to B&W using Topaz Black & White Effects. If you haven’t tried Topaz B&W Effects you can find it here. Remember you can 15% on all Topaz products when you use the code “ELPhoto”

Click on the image to enlarge (it really looks better) or to Purchase a Print.

Portland, Maine, pier, fishing, lobster trap, wharf

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46 responses

  1. Len

    I recognize that location Edith. Love the tones in this wonderful B&W

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    November 5, 2012 at 7:56 am

  2. You can hear the gulls in the air and smell the fresh fish while the waves knock boats around. Lovely shot.

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    November 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

  3. thetalkinghangover

    nice pic. thanks. its cold here in blighty as well.

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    November 5, 2012 at 8:25 am

  4. nice picture

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    November 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

  5. Great great shot Edith. Fantastic scene. beautiful in B&W

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    November 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

  6. Perfect tones, Edith. I really appreciate the artistry in this since I’ve been revisiting lots of images for monochrome conversions. This one’s a real beauty.

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    November 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

  7. I feel like this is the set of a movie and Spencer Tracy could walk right out of one of those buildings and start working on “his” boat…just awesome 🙂

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    November 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

  8. Wow! Love this image, Edith. I’m partial to B&W and this really is a great photo. Nicely done… 🙂

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    November 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

  9. Very nice B&W conversion, Edith. Monotone really suits the timeless nature of this image.

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    November 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

  10. B&W works superbly for this image Edith!

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    November 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

  11. Love this in B&W Edith. Portland is such a great city.

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    November 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm

  12. Easy to see why your client would love this one in B&W! Those great rippling reflections in the sides of the boat’s hulls are wonderful Edith! As are all the incredible details that can be found when you spend some time taking the picture in!

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    November 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

  13. Very nice Edith, yeah I’m not looking forward to getting back to the cold UK.

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    November 6, 2012 at 12:17 am

  14. Edith
    I’ve been there. You made a great shot from your black and white treatment. Perfect and much better than if it were in color.

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    November 6, 2012 at 2:21 am

  15. Black and White has the capability to make images look timeless and it’s really workked a treat with this one. Makes me think of Monterey for some reason. Nice work, Edith

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    November 6, 2012 at 3:57 am

  16. Wonderful conversion, Edith. I really like the image, there is so much to see. Nice detail and tones.

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    November 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

  17. jhoweaa

    Nice scenic shot, black and white really suits it well.

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    November 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

  18. cfrailey

    Beautiful bw.

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    November 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

  19. I really like this one in black and white Edith, I can see why your client requested it. I agree with Toad, I really like the ripples in the water.

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    November 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

  20. What great texture and subject for black and white. I keep saying I’m going to play more with black and white and I just don’t do it…gotta get off my duff.

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    November 6, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    • Thanks so much. You know I love B&W but sometimes I have to remind myself to process certain images in B&W.

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      November 7, 2012 at 12:55 am

  21. It’s a great B&W picture. Very nicely composed and with beautiful tones over the whole range. I love all the details in this picture.

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    November 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  22. Nice use of black & white. Lovely scene.

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    November 7, 2012 at 9:43 am

  23. J’aime beaucoup! Il va falloir que je me mette au B&W pour changer un peu!

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    November 7, 2012 at 10:30 am

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