Sydney June 2013 (2 images)
When I process my pictures, I have learnt to process/correct them to the best that I can in colour first. Then, if I am after a black and white version, I will convert and edit from that best colour version. I think it helps to achieve the best tonal range for the black and white image. A few extra steps but worth the effort.
In this particular example, the black and white version was missing impact as “The Swimmer” was lost in the waves. So in this case, I thought I would try a little selective colorisation which is a technique I don’t often use.
And if you want to know what the scene was like 48 seconds earlier, please take a look at: