Abstract #2

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Image Description

This is actually a full color photograph. I captured this image as I was overlooking one of the Black Sand Beaches in Iceland. I noticed a scalloped patterned line created by a wide angle shot of the receding waves into the distance. So, I changed to my telephoto lens zooming into individual sections of the receding waves and collected many images similar to this one. No two exactly alike of the white surf against the black sand. In post processing there was no need to convert to black and white .

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS R5. Lens: RF24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM, @ 168.0 mm, f/8.0 , 1/200 sec.
ISO: 400. Cropped, Rotated 180 degrees, Edited with Photoshop and Camera Raw.

Specific Feedback

Any and all comments welcomed.


This is an intriguing and unusual image. Good job.

Thank you, Don. I took a look at your portfolio and I see that you have a good eye for Abstracts as well. Bob

Hi Robert. That is unusual. I thought you had inverted a photo of mountains when i looked at the thumbnail. The black and white is nice, i appreciate just how dark the black is.

Thank you Cameron. I too think the inverted waves are reminiscent of mountains as well.