Beaufort Sea Islands
Thanks, Donna. Yes, it feels good to be shooting again.
The monochrome decision was easy. The first image (below) was almost b&w to start with. While I could have pulled some interesting color out of the second one, I went for the idea of a contrasting pair of images. Taken in mid morning, the first looks east, giving the light water, while the second looks west giving the dark water.
For reference on the second image, I did a bit of quick color adjustment, mainly de-haze and reduced black.