This picture of the brand new extension to Hamworthy Park Junior School, Poole, Dorset, was photographed for the architect.
THe image was all about the sun shining through the window. That big burst of golden sun. The school is very close to the water and Poole Harbour, a wonderful location for a picture of a Dorset school. I was photographing the extension to the school, and being local I knew where the sun would be approaching sunset. In the colour image the picture is all about the burst of sunshine, a golden glow with vibrant blue sky.
So why not try a black and white version? Changing to black and white changes the image, the main feature, the colours, is replaced by the textures, features and light and shade.
This is produced from another portfolio image, one that has had an amount of detailed polishing and refining from the client issue image.
The black and white conversion using Nik Silver Efex Pro was much more straightforward than the work required to produce the client and portfolio images.
This is the extensive processing I carried out.
Preset - Underexposed
Fantastic isn't it. As long as you try the presets, you can quickly get great black and white images every time!
I don't have any black and website pages yet, but you can view a selection of my interior photography work at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/interior-photographer.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
8th August 2016