I like this shot. I am back to one of my favourite photography locations in Dorset. If you look at yesterday’s post, you will see just how much I have zoomed in to get this image capture.
This picture was taken with my Canon 6D and Canon 100-400mm lens, using a focal length of 400mm. 1/100th second at F8, ISO400.
Yes, an architectural photography shot taken with a focal length of 400mm!
I have sold that lens now which did make me think how I would take a similar shot in the future. I would have to use my Canon 70-200mm lens and tele converter, which I do believe makes the job a manual focus one.
That is how often I have used my tele converter.
Note to self – must try my tele converter.
To get the black and white image you can see here this is what I did to this colour image using Nik Silver Efex Pro.
I browsed the presets as I do, and chose the Full Spectrum Inverse preset, which gave the image you see pretty much. With a detailed subject like this the different presets can give dramatically different effects, transforming the image into something completely different, which can be good, bad or plain surreal!
The filters in Nik Silver Efex Pro also have a profound effect on an image like this with just one main, and very strong, colour. The Green filter worked the best here.
No Dynamic Brightness adjustment – not for an image like this.
And no vignette – which wold not make sense for this image. I wanted an even exposure across the image.
This image is all about the contrast of the shades, nothing else.
Black and white image done.
That's it. Easy!!
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Saturday 1st October 2016