One of my favourite interior photography images, taken during one of my favourite architectural photo shoots. This really is one of my favourite images. And now one of my favourite black and white Images.
You might just have worked out I like this image.
I was commissioned by the architect to photograph a fantastic and unique extension to a private country residence in Dorset. If I could photograph interior spaces like this one every day I would be a very happy photographer indeed.
This image has been in my portfolio ever since I finished the image. This picture was taken on my Canon 5D with Canon 17-40mm lens a few years ago.
I am going to sidetrack quickly. The Canon 5D is considered by many to be obsolete now, as it is getting on a bit, but that is complete nonsense. I only upgraded to my Canon 6D as my older Canon DSLR died so I didn't have a spare camera. My Canon 5D still takes great pictures. If you did not have a camera, and bought a 5D you would be able to take great pictures.
Just look at this image.
I talk about Canon cameras a lot. Here's a link to the Canon 6D page http://www.canon.co.uk/for_home/product_finder/cameras/digital_slr/eos_6d/
Have a look for yourself. It is a fantastic full frame camera.
Sorry where was I? Oh yes this picture of a library. The colour image I will put at the bottom above the black and white version so you can compare the two.
I need to describe my processing in Nik Silver Efex pro.
First thing is the preset.
I chose the High Structure Harsh preset. This preset brought out a lot of the detail and texture in this old image.
Step 2 - Filters
I really am loving the filters. And they are so easy to use - just press each colour and watch the image change. Interior photography shots are affected differently, depending of course on the colours within the internal space. I chose the green filter for this shot.
Another favourite adjustment of mine is Dynamic Brightness.
I am going to write in more detail about each of the things I like to do in Nik over the winter, as I want to find out more about how they work. All I know is that for this image I increased the Dynamic brightness by 27%.
Finally a Vignette.
Lens Fall off 2 finished this image off nicely.
Here is the colour version of the image for comparison with the black and white image below.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Monday 19th September 2016