I don’t think I’ve posted any of the intentional movement images that I’ve made in black and white before.
I do occasionally try out converting a few in post-processing but rarely find anything worthwhile. I think this is because I am not intending for most of my abstract shots to be in monochrome when I’m actually shooting them. The tonal values of the random streaks and splashes of the colour that please me on the screen when I’m viewing them just disappear into a confusing mush when simply hoping to make a viable B&W image from them instead.
This one was different because I actually set out with the idea of the shot being a B&W in the first place.
Yes, unusually, I planned a shot and what I wanted it to look like before I took it. I don’t expect it’ll happen often.
The idea was, in a still frame, to evoke the feeling of the winds blowing that make the exposed trees in the higher Cornish coastal landscapes the peculiar shapes that they are as they struggle to grow regardless.
I like this one so I will definitely look out for occasions where I think it will suit the treatment again.
If you like this image enough to consider owning a print, then it is – minus copyright signature – now available on the Redbubble store here, in a wide choice of formats.