Today I am writing about this architectural image. This image was photographed for the architect John Simpson Architects, who designed part of the unique Poundbury development on the outskirts of Dorchester on the Duchy of Cornwall's land.
The client edit image has had a bit more processing for inclusion in my portfolio, so what you are looking at now is the black and white version of the portfolio image.
This is what I did in Nik Silver Efex Pro
Firstly, I chose the preset "Full Spectrum Inverse". The way I choose my preset is very simple. I scroll through my favourite presets in Nik Silver Efex Pro and choose one. That is it. The choice s based on the image I like the most.
Sometimes I stop there, but for my portfolio images I am doing a bit more. A little bit more.
The next thing was to try the colour filters, which have a striking effect on the appearance of an image.
For this image I chose the green filter. Again just because I like the effect.
As I am getting into my black and white architectural photography I am getting a bit bolder, and for this image I then applied A vignette, lens fly off 2. This darkened the corners but made the overall image a bit too dark so finally I increased the Dynamic brightness to 22%.
And that is it. Not too difficult, and an image that I really like. Once I have completed my portfolio and accompanying set of black and white images I am going to produce new gallery pages on my website for my black and white architectural photography and black and white interior photography - these are my two main areas of commercial photography work and you never know this additional string to my photography bow will at the very least broaden my portfolio.
I am still toying with the idea of submitting a black and white portfolio for my BIPP submission. Talking of the BIPP, check out their website at www.bipp.co.uk . Thanks for reading this post, and please call back to my blog tomorrow.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
7th August 2016