Aerial Black and White

The New Oregon fishing vessel, Gig Harbor, WA.

The New Oregon fishing vessel, Gig Harbor, WA.

I’m out doing some work today for a new book project with Rocky Nook. I took this image of the New Oregon fishing boat by hoisting my Nikon D90 digital camera into the air with a home-made DIY aerial photography monopod. I made the monopod out of a paint roller extension handle from the Home Depot which allows me to raise the camera about 20′ into the air. To get the shot, I put the Nikon D90 on self timer with a five second delay.

I converted the image to Black and White in Nikon Capture NX 2 and added some extra contrast to the sky using the Selection Brush tool.

Here are a couple of other versions of the same file. The first is with a bit of a softening filter. The second is a color image.

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B&W with a softening filter.

Original image.

Original image.

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