My wife and I were walking out on Duke Point when we came across this very interesting sandstone formation. EOS Rebel XSi, EF 50mm 1.4, at f/9.5, 1/90, ISO 200
On one of those beautiful spring days that we get in Nanaimo in late March my wife and I went for a walk in an area where there is a lot of sandstone. The ocean has worn it away in a lot of interesting formations, some of which you can climb right into. This one looked particularly menacing to me, like something very ancient and filled with the threat of an oppressive darkness. It didn’t really look that way on that sunny afternoon but the image was so monochromatic that I immediately felt that it would be best served in black and white. I imported it into NIK Silver Efex Pro and darkened the background of the image to emphasize the face-like shapes in the foreground. I then increased the size of the grain structure to emphasize the texture of the sandstone. I was really happy with how it turned out.