Thursday, April 9, 2009

Old Fashioned Black & White...Kinda

(D70, ISO 500, 1/60 sec, f13.0, 120mm)

I managed to sneak out this morning after I got off work and spend a good hour just lurking around town looking for fun photo ops. There are several photos that I really like out of this set, but this one was the one that made me really feel something. It was actually on private property so my zoom came in handy.

I cropped it a bit to make it more square, used PW's Boost and Definte & Sharpen actions, made it black and white using gradient map, and then made the blacks and whites more true using a Level Adjustment Layer. Good times. I pushed the black and white level adjustment a bit to make it more stylized.

Just a heads up, I'm probably going to be MIA for a while. My job is getting cut at my dispatch center, so starting July 1st I'll be out of a job. As a result, I am in the midst of finding another job, putting our house on the market, paring down our MOUNDS of stuff to make it easier to move, taking care of babies, and working full time. So I'll be back, as soon as this tornado that has hit our life settles a bit.

9 comments:

Katy said...

my goodness... this one is totally a fave... it's beautiful! I love the crispness, and how raw looking it is. and the chair makes it sOOO cool... wow, love it!!

Jackie said...

LOVE IT!!!!! Get such a cool feeling of old abandoned bldgs like this....great shot

Rachel H. said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! THIS ONE IS A WINNER in my book! SUCH a great shot!

Brittney said...

One of my favorites for sure! Love the texture and contrast. Great job on an awesome find!

{Alynn} said...

I love how you really pushed the B&W on this! The building and the chair totally don't relate to each other, but it makes the photo so much more interesting! We will miss you and your picts! Good luck!

Teri said...

Gorgeous shot, so vibrant and just pops out at you. Very nice job.

Erin Wageman said...

great shot!! I like the feeling of it, it makes me wonder why the chair is there! I can just see grandpa sitting in it!

Breezi said...

This is one of my favorites! I love the feel, texture, overall look of this photo.
It made trespassing fun!

Jackie said...

Btw...good luck on everything....;)