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Early morning waves and rocks in black and white

Early morning waves on Sandy Beach on Oahu
A big splash

Sandy Beach on Oahu really is sandy, but toward one end it has these interesting lava rocks. Watching the waves crash on the rocks is rather hypnotic. Even though the sunrise colors were very lovely I think black and white brings out the drama of the water.

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Rocks, Boulders, Stones, Lens-Artists Challenge: Water, and Brashley Photography’s Mid-week Monochrome.

I used a combination of the black and white tools built into the GIMP and Nik Collections Silver Effects Pro to create the images above.

Waves and rocks in black and white

I associate Hawaii with color. But I took several photos during the blue hour and they aren’t exceptionally colorful, so I tried a few of them out in black and white.

Waves crashing on the lava rocks at the edge of Sandy Beach on Oahu in Hawaii. Photo processed using Raw Therapee and the GIMP with Nik's Silver Effects plug-in.
Morning waves at Sandy Beach on Oahu
Waves crashing on the lava rocks at the edge of Sandy Beach on Oahu in Hawaii. Photo processed using Raw Therapee and the GIMP with Nik's Silver Effects plug-in.
Morning waves at Sandy Beach on Oahu.
Waves crashing on the lava rocks at the edge of Sandy Beach on Oahu in Hawaii. Photo processed using Raw Therapee and the GIMP with Nik's Silver Effects plug-in.
Morning waves at Sandy Beach on Oahu.

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Matching Things (it’s a stretch, but they are waves hitting the same lava rocks with the same clouds in the sky.)

All photos were taken with my Sony RX10iv. I use Raw Therapee to do the basic adjustments then load the resulting .tif files into the GIMP. I used Nik Silver effects to convert to black and white, then did some touch up and added a vignette using the GIMP.