Still in Bordeaux for today's black and white interior photography image, taken at the Chateau Chasse-Spleen in Bordeaux. I wish I was still in Bordeaux!
This vineyard has art all over the place - including in these wine cellars. Check out their website at http://www.chasse-spleen.com/#!/home. The wine is great too. And the wine-tasting was fantastic there.
In this image you can see 9 triangles painted on the walls, which all come together only when you stand exactly where I took this photograph from. I believe this is called locational art.
The black and white image obviously loses the colours from the image, but these are replaced with strong crisp textures and lots of mood and darkness in the image.
I have transformed the space from what it actually looks like to what you see in this image.
Check out my previous blog post where I write about the production of the colour image this picture in black and white is made from at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/1/interior-photography-picture-of-the-barrels-and-art-at-chateau-chasse-spleen-winery-in-bordeaux-portfolio-image-number-12
If you have gone back to the old post, you can see the difference in mood and feel.
Processing in Nik went like this
I used "Full Dynamic Harsh", which I quite often use for my interior photography work. It brings out all the depth and textures. Not something you would use for a dreamy landscape picture, but great for the interiors of buildings.
Next I went through the colour filters, and settled on the green filter. The colours in this image are quite specific, and the green filter worked well adding a further level of depth to the image.
I then reduced the brightness down to -30% to darken the overall image, and to finish off increased the Dynamic Brightness to 51%. This made the edges of the image, which had already had a vignette applied, darker, but meant I could brighten up the centre of the image giving the overall finished image a greater dynamic range and making the barrels in the front stand out.
All of which produced a really different black and white image which I am very pleased with. Join me tomorrow as I post and write about a picture taken at ISO25,600.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Sunday 9th October 2016