Quick Shot: The Edge of the World

Some images look best in black and white to convey a sense of drama. 

Today's Quick Shot, titled "The Edge of the World" is one of those images.

Alaska was full of small rock outcroppings in the middle of the ocean. I was fascinated by these micro-islands, some of which had probably never been stood upon by mankind. These rocky islands usually have sparse vegetation and were formed by earthquakes moving the tectonic plates that sit off the Pacific coast.  

The cluster of islands that make up this print were spotted in Resurrection Bay, outside Seward, Alaska. By converting the image to black and white, more contrast and character was added to the islands, giving it the extra drama to make it feel like I was looking at the edge of the world.

Shot with Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm lens, edited in Photoshop CS6 with black and white conversion done in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. 

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