Glancing across the inlet. At first glance it seems just part of the world we live in. Much like traveling a highway, the view changes rapidly and often without notice. But taking notice of shoreline scenes can be a very interesting hobby to undertake. For those of us fortunate enough to live near one of these elements of nature’s beauty, it can become commonplace, even overlooked.

I have always enjoyed my wanderings along the shorelines of the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay and it’s tributaries simply because it is here that the world provides simplistic but wonderful views of the connection between mankind and nature.

Photograph: Across the Inlet

Across the Inlet

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The shoreline scene above was taken in Havre de Grace Maryland, the city at the very top of the Chesapeake Bay and a place I have always enjoyed visiting.

Here is a Black & White conversion using Topaz’s new Black & White Effects 2, which is now in Beta. I was so happy to get my hands on a sneak peek version. The upgrade is due to be released in mid-February, which means very soon! :-)

I can tell you this, if you are a version 1 user you will not be disappointed because version 2 is greatly improved. I will have a review up later this week.

Black and white photograph: Across the Inlet

Across the Inlet

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Settled in 1658, Havre de Grace has a steep history and I look forward to bringing you some of the city’s Colonial and Victorian architecture.

Thanks for visiting!

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9 Responses to Across the Inlet

  1. Edith Levy says:

    What a beautiful scene Jimi. While I like the B&W version I love the warmth of the color one…and the reflections are terrific.
    Edith Levy recently posted..The Pool Deck at Sunset

  2. Rich McPeek says:

    Terrific shots Jimi! I really like the color version, but the B&W with its contrast and tones rocks! Well done my friend!
    Rich McPeek recently posted..The Cabin

  3. Stacy Butera says:

    Beautiful shot Jim. The soft light gives this a calming feeling. Laid back. Nice capture. I like your processing on both the color and b&w version!

  4. Erin Duke says:

    I’m with everyone else; love the tones in the B&W, but the mood of the color version is fantastic. Gorgeous shot either way!
    Erin Duke recently posted..A Little Flower

  5. Wonderfully tranquil scene, Jimi! Great tones from the early morning light really brings out the reflections in the color version. However, the B&W works well too, it just conveys a slightly different message, in this case the fact that the scene has been here for a long time without much change. I like them both.
    Mark Summerfield recently posted..Lockhouse 6, C&O Ohio Canal

  6. Jim Nix says:

    I think the BW works best here, but either way it’s a great scene Jimi!
    Jim Nix recently posted..Painting the Nashville skyline

  7. Black and white is beautiful, Jimi. Looks classic . . . like it came from a darkroom. Nice!!
    Mark Neal (@maxmanian) recently posted..pseudo-HDR – One Sad Balloon

  8. I prefer the color version, very nice Jimi
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  9. [...] Across the Inlet – a lovely, warm architectural and nature study finds us visiting the shoreline of Maryland where a wonderful foot bridge divides the frame, and the great local architecture adds interest.  Fabulous tones in the scene cast an inviting sense to the overall setting, making for a compelling picture to view. [...]