B&W on the rocks-Ocean Scape
The Garvellan Rocks lie just offshore at Mossyard and protect a lovely stretch of sand on the boundary between Fleet bay and Wigtown Bay. In this view we are looking south west across Wigtown Bay towards the Machars which is a peninsula with some early Christian sites associated with Saint Ninian.
The choice of black and white for this picture was determined by the desire to give emphasis to the structure and forms of the rocks, and this is most clearly done by removing the distraction of colour. Monochrome images also convey a sense of timelessness and sometimes of melancholy, but I have resisted the opportunity to tone this photo on this occasion…. just to ring the changes a bit.