I am going for mood with this shot. It is crying out for mood, lots of shadows and those two sources of light shining out, literally. The colour version worked well, and I have high hopes for the black and white picture.
OK here goes….
Hmmm. The problem here is that the light streaming in through the window is lost in the black and white version.
The best presets here are Overexposed, which overexposed the whole scene washing it out nicely giving a light airy feel, and High Contrast Smooth, which makes it all very dark apart from the lights. I like this one. This is what I will go with.
High Contrast Smooth. I don't think I have used this preset before!
I went with the orange filter, which really blew out the lights in the window. I am liking this effect a lot. This filter has also made the floor stand out, which I don't like. I can fix that later….
The filters have had a dramatic effect on this picture, with the very particular lighting in this room.
And this is pretty much my priority in this image. Drama within the lighting.
Lens Falloff 3 added to the drama, and actually sorted out the problem I had with the flooring, which is much less of a distraction now.
I wasn't going to use dynamic brightness, but had a thought. I slid all the way to the right, then all the way to the left, and settled on -57. This really draws attention to the lights in the room by darkening the highlights if that makes sense?
Don’t forget sliders go to the left and the right, and it only tales a second to try new things.
This image is done, and has a mood and feel I really like.
And tomorrow you might find another interior shot – I am enjoying working on the images from my recent trip to Corfu, which is some of the best travel photography work I have produced. Which is a point now I mention it. Is it architectural photography or travel photography. Interior photography or travel photography?
Does it matter? Not really. I was just wondering. I like everything to be organised and logical, but at times like this my logic does not work. I know I have much bigger things to worry about than this.
See you tomorrow on my blog with something new.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Wednesday 9th November 2016