So after my previous post saying how I enjoyed black and white photography and the link to the latest Craft & Vision book – The Power of Black & White – I thought it was time to try some monochrome photography again.

This weekend, wanting to play with my ND3.0 filter, I headed to the coast hoping to get some nice arty monochrome long exposure shots of the misty sea. Unfortunately (and its not often this is unfortunate) it was a beautiful. Clear skies, sunny and worse of all not much wind. As a result the seas were pretty calm and although I did get some long exposure shots they weren’t quite what I was after.

I did however manage to get some nice texture shots. The one shown above was a line of pebbles someone had lined up on the weather wood of one of the many groynes going out to sea. I’ve also downloaded a trial of Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.0 to take it for a test run and used it to process the shot shown. So far I’m liking it so look out for more mentions on this in the future.