The Daily Photo – Friday 4 August, 2023

crossing jacobs river south westland

Jacobs River, South Westland.

I’ve referred to the moodiness of the West Coast in previous posts, and the way that that moodiness lends itself to black-and-white photography.

Today, as we headed further south to our last stop on the West Coast at Haast, I took a quick point-and-shoot photograph, on the move, as we crossed the Jacobs River bridge on State Highway 6, 80 km north of Haast.

And just for a change I’ve stuck with the black-and-white theme again, this time trying to evoke a memory of years gone by by reproducing a finish resembling what a photograph taken 80 or more years ago might have looked like.

I suspect the view looking up the valley is to Mt McDonald lost in the mist.

Just by way of comparison, here is the original jpeg straight out of camera.

jacobs river south westland

View up Jacobs River towards the Southern Alps


(Panasonic Lumix G95; Lumix G-Vario 12-60 kit lens @ 27mm; ISO200; f6.3; 1/260sec; DxO Photolab 6 & Nik SIlver Efex Pro)

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