This is the black and white conversion of the picture of the recently refurbished Barton Stacey School in Hampshire.
I like the effect of the black and white conversion in this image. I don’t normally produce black and white images of my commercial photography, but I am building up a nice collection of black and white photography work at the moment.
I wrote about this image yesterday – it was quite an involved technical process to produce this single image showing the entire side elevation of the school The purpose of this image was to show this whole elevation, which contained al the different materials used in the refurbishment project in one view.
It might not be the most fascinating subject, but in terms of the reason for photographing the building, and what this image means to the clients, Barton Stacey School, Hampshire County Council and the architect Kendall Kingscott, the I mage is a success.
After all that complicated image capture, and processing 5 separate sets of images to produce 5 HDR Merged images, which then I put together to create this final image, you would have thought I had had enough?
There is more to be done.
Black and white conversion using Nik Silver Efex Pro – my black and white conversion software of choice!
In Nik I did the following to create the image you see in this post.
- Right click in Lightroom.
- Select Edit in, Nik Silver Efex Pro
- Scroll down the presets.
- Select “Full Dynamic Harsh” preset.
- Try the different filters.
- Select the Red filter.
- Then click save.
And that is all. Once back in Lightroom, add to my Blog collection and it appears on all my devices as if by magic!
Back to the Portfolio tomorrow I promise (I had some client work to get out today).
Rick McEvoy Photography
25th July 2016