by Joao VÃctor
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Some people really enjoy taking pictures of beaches. I do, too.
My family and I were visiting the city of Saquarema (not many miles away from Rio de Janeiro, if you're interested) and, of course, the family camera was used ;)
I really liked some of the pictures, but I thought this one could look good in black and white.
The original picture seems to have too much "information", and taking colors away solves the problem. I really like the water hitting the waves and the clouds on the top right (I love photographing clouds!).
If there's any tip I could give, I suggest cloud photographers to include the horizon in the pictures of clouds. It gives you an idea of how big the cloud is.
Picture taken on February 19th, 2007.
Saquarema is known as Brazil’s surfing capital. There are a few beaches there, so that makes it a great place for us photographers!
It’s often true that changing a photo from colour to black and white can make a dramatic change to a picture, as Joao has done here. (Read more about black and white digital photography)
Thanks for the tip on getting some clouds into our travel photos, and to include the horizon too.
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