Black and white

A story behind: Black and white photography doesn’t attract with its play of colors. Here close attention to composition, lighting, perspective and the context are important. I am not a very black-and-white photography maker. I cherish beautiful B&Ws that belong to the upper league of THE BIG photography.
This is my first one.
My new resolution: do better B&W photos.
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Location: Azores Islands, Portugal

Gear: Nikon D80, Tamron 28-75 mm, tripod, remote control, rubber boots, camera case.
Post-processing: RAW to Tiff, white balance, sharp, desaturate, channel mixer.
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO: 100

Date Taken: Jan 27, 2010, 18:45