Friday, May 10, 2013

The Caveman in Monochrome


I have, like many other hobby photographers lately, been experimenting with Nik Software's products. This is an attempt at using Silver Efex Pro 2. BTW, the title is a take on the sign on the guy's back - "Hulen" means "The cave" and is a student's hang-out in Bergen.

Have a nice Week-end!

25 comments:

Gerald (SK14) said...

A bit too stark and sombre for my taste this one. Here we've got the rain and wind back but the leaves are growing on the trees so I'll be losing some of my view through them soon.

Sylvia K said...

Great shot as always, Rune! Somber and gray, but then so is life now and then! Your composition is terrific and I love the "caveman" ! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Dina said...

Have fun with your experimenting.

You make me remember my childhood in Chicago. When they first started building tall residential buildings along Lake Michigan, some people called the residents "cave dwellers."

HansHB said...

Dette ble skikkelig flott i B&W!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Life can look this bleak when you're a serious-minded student. Luckily I've escaped from that cave long ago into the full colour of real life! Nice shot though.

John said...

Maybe a little heavy on the black sky - have fun playing with it.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Interesting technique. The buildings seem somberly surreal. Creating a feeling in a photo is a plus I think.
-- barbara

Birdman said...

I guess he's taking in the 'cave walls' across the water.

Irene said...

Tøft og røft uttrykk i dette bildet. Helt etter min smak ... Ha en fortsatt fin helg!

Klem fra Holland

Malyss said...

The sky is maybe a little too dark, but it gives a kind of strength to the picture, and the skyline is wonderful.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Isn't Silver EXEF Pro fun? I process all my mono's with it. One of my latest finds are the color filters, they can do some amazing things.

Nice photo, his hoodie fits the theme.

Banjo52 said...

Glad you explained the Cave, tho' my thought might fit too--he's kind of hunched like a Neanderthal. But that's not all bad because he has the position (pose?) of a thinker, and they too tend to be hunched and dark.

I kind of like the dramatic light-dark contrast and the emphasis on darkness here, especially since it's clustered in the right of the photo, with the larger buildings and the man, while there's a bit of relief as the eye moves left--more light AND more openness. There's just a hint of a flow from viewer's right to left.

Anne said...

Dette var flott Rune, likte fravær av fargetoner, men du så lekkert uttrykk det ble :-) og ikke minst for en lekker utsikt!

imac said...

Great - I love it

Ken Mac said...

Stark but soothing...

Wenche said...

Eit sterkt og flott bilde!!! Gjorde seg utruleg godt i s/k

Viola said...

Flott bilde! Jeg har jo ingen tekniske begrep.. hvertfall ikke på kamera.. (selv om jeg er kjent for å være nokså teknisk av, fra tidligere tider.. hvor ble DET av??)

Men dette er ihvertfall ikke Bergen, veldig stilig bilde! =)

Phoenix C. said...

I love the sense of rhythm and contrast in the herringbone pattern of the paving and the uprights of the railing. I don't find it sombre at all - to me the dark and light contrast is strong like in sunlight. It makes me think of that holiday feeling when you lean on railings and think 'Ah - sunshine!'

Becky Jerdee said...

An extremely effecti~e composition in black and white. (The letter ~ is stuck on my keyboard.)

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice, Rune. This works well in B&W, which seems to add an air of mystery.

Dina said...

A day late, but hope you had a happy 17th of May.

Wenche said...

Dramatisk og stilig :0)

Mandy Southgate said...

Great photo and I love your title. Yes, I recently bought Color Efex Pro and really enjoyed playing around with it. As a beginner photographer, I realised how tempting it was to desaturated and edit all of my photos to cover up my lack of skills so I resolved to work on my photography not my editing!

Steve Gravano said...

Great job with the Silver Efex! Beautiful image.

munchow said...

Et sterkt svart-hvitt bilde. Veldig grafisk med den nesten svarte himmelen. Bringer opp mange minner fra Hulen.