I rarely go back to my ‘holiday’ snaps, looking for potential monochrome images. A recent post from Mike Osborn’s prompted me to look at some old photos from Fuerteventura, and I think that I must start doing it more often. I found this one. It’s not as good as Mike’s, but it does show that the sun doesn’t always shine there. I quite liked the drama in the sky, and also the receding ‘mountains’ (really only little volcanic hills).
I used a slightly ‘warm’ conversion from the Topaz presets because I thought that it might fit with the actual colours of the landscape better. Personally, I think that the mono image is better than the original, which I have included below for comparison. I know that the original shows the sand colour correctly, but mono shows more drama in the sky and the wind blown ‘ripples’ in the sand more clearly.
Fuerteventura is a barren island in the Canaries, best known for sunshine, beaches and strong winds, which give the island it’s name. These images are from the Sand Dunes immediately south of Corralejo, at the north end of the island.