The simple shapes in Matej Michalik’s black-and-white seascape are the key
Black-and-white is all about light, contrast, shapes and tones, and it takes a while to develop an eye for what will work. “This photograph comes from the lake Neusiedler am See in Austria. The weather that day wasn’t very favorable, and I was waiting for clouds, but when the arrived they blended into a cloudy sky without any contrast. It turned out that even these conditions could produce a great image. My goal was to extract from the photograph as much contrast as possible.” Matej used ND filters and a long exposure to blur both the sea and the sky and produce this simple but stunning composition.
PATH TO THE SEA Mate j Michalik Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35mm, 209 secs, f/ 16, ISO100, 2x ND filters