An annual trip to the ocean should be one of life’s requirements for those of us who are inlanders. I’m not sure how those that live on the coast accomplish much; it would be so hard for me to stay off the beach all the time! The local folks in Oregon claim this has been their dreariest summer in over 30 years. The skies were definitely more gray than blue but did not detract in any way from the awesomeness of it all. It was a perfect getaway.
I decided to process these images of our first day at the beach in black and white. I LOVE black and white images and am so drawn to them when I view other photographer’s work. There are so many different ways to process images and although I enjoy looking at more heavily processed images, I can’t seem to stray too far from keeping those that I create ‘clean’, maybe because they allow the viewer to feel as though they could be right there in the image themselves. So… my quest to create the perfect black and white conversion continues.