When we think of photos taken in Hawaii, those colorful picture postcard-like images are what usually come to mind. On a recent vacation visit to the big island of Hawaii, I veered off in a different direction – looking for opportunities to portray the island in monochrome.
These images were all shot using a Nikon D600 and post-processed in Photoshop with Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2 to convert to monochrome. Click on each image to see a larger size version.
I seem to have been in a monochrome mood lately! You can find more examples on my personal blog at SJL.US.
Yesterday, I headed up from Menlo Park to San Francisco to shoot some photos at San Francisco’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. San Francisco goes all out for this parade every year – but, not being Irish, I hadn’t ever tried to see it up close.
Turns out I had a great time. I got there just a bit early and headed to the starting point for the parade – at Second St. and Market. It was fun to watch things get organized – with lots of police and mounted units preparing for the parade.
Once the parade started, I followed along with it up Market St., looking especially for spots that had great light – either direct sunlight or reflected light from a building across the street. Most of the parade was in shadows of the buildings on the south side of Market – but I found a few spots with really interesting light. These two women were across Market Street from me – and we had fun taking this shot!
Hope you enjoy the photos below – and have a wonderful Saint Patrick’s Day! If you’ve got some Saint Patrick’s Day photos to share, please send them our way and we’ll share them!
Photos by Scott Loftesness