Pylon

I’ve been loving the minimal black and white images my friend Brian Matiash has been posting lately, and my shot today is definitely inspired by his work.

Despite how calm this water was, I couldn’t resist putting the 10-stop filter on and trying a few long exposures. I’m very glad I did, because it allowed me to make the water look like a piece of highly reflective glass…and I love the result.

Chris Nitz - June 14, 2011 - 7:17 am

I like how I kept scrolling down the frame and find a surprise at the bottom, and that ND10 definitely made the water awesome. Nice job.

Hansrico - June 14, 2011 - 7:17 am

Love the single Pylon in the middle of the smooth water!

Dave DiCello - June 14, 2011 - 7:19 am

Looks just amazing dude, never expected to see the pylon at the bottom, the B&W was a great choice. Awesome work.

Jesse Pafundi - June 14, 2011 - 7:36 am

That pylon makes the shot, just a great eye. You really showed the beauty of using that filter.

Chrisdmrf - June 14, 2011 - 7:37 am

I can’t add anything to the above comments, excellent work

Dave Wilson - June 14, 2011 - 7:38 am

Another great use of that black filter. I have an 8 stop variable ND in the mail somewhere this week so hopefully I’ll get a chance to play with it this weekend.

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - June 14, 2011 - 7:44 am

The mood of this is incredible. Nice going Heath!

Chris Frailey - June 14, 2011 - 7:45 am

Sweet shot Heath. I love this.

Scott Ackerman - June 14, 2011 - 7:46 am

Perfect framing. Well done man! Really, really like the conversion and ND use on this one.

Brian Furbush - June 14, 2011 - 7:53 am

You crushed this…the pylon & reflection absolutely make this shot. Looks like you’re mastering the ND10 🙂

Curt Fleenor - June 14, 2011 - 8:05 am

Nicely done Heath!

Kristi Hines - June 14, 2011 - 8:51 am

That looks very eerie, like it’s slowly rising out of the water. 🙂

A.Barlow - June 14, 2011 - 9:36 am

wow man really cool. Love how sharp and crisp it all feels contrasted by the soft reflections and clouds.

Chris Kenison - June 14, 2011 - 9:47 am

Great shot, Heath!

Justin - June 14, 2011 - 11:39 am

What a great composition. Nice contrast in the processing. Very cool!

Toad Hollow Photography - June 14, 2011 - 11:57 am

I just love your work, Heath, this is so dreamy and surreal!

Steve Beal - June 14, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Those reeds in the lower right corner make it looked like cracked ice – beautiful work with the ND-10!

Scott Frederick - June 14, 2011 - 1:19 pm

I am lovin’ this one dude!

Jay Taylor (aka Sirfishalot) - June 14, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Very cool image Heath. Love the composition and monochrome treatment, very nicely done my friend.

Joey Bamburg - June 14, 2011 - 5:32 pm

That is just awesome, nice work!

Bob Lussier - June 14, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Heath, this is one sweet shot! That pylon just anchors the eye. Great comp.

Scott Wood - July 13, 2011 - 5:36 pm

Love the black and white processing and the soft reflections of the clouds.