Here is the final black and white edit of the picture of the front elevation of the Winchester School of Art, part of the University of Southampton
And this is the RAW file would you believe.
Incredible what you can do with a base image looking like this!
And yes I moved the bin! That was my big artistic decision in this shot.
Due to a technical issue I can't bring you the info about the processing in Nik Silver Efex software, so I will write a little about the image instead.
The single correctly exposed image is dull and flat and lifeless. The final edit is an HDR Merge of the two stop under exposed and two stop overexposed images captured on my Canon 6D using auto bracketing. I used my trusty Canon 17-40mm lens.
What a difference!!!
Processing was carried initially in Lightroom, then the foreground cleaned up and the bin removed in Photoshop.
This image works really well. This shot is much more interesting than all the other shots I took, as I waited till the sun was going down which brought out the lights in the building whilst there was still some daylight to balance the scene.
The bin and the bench make great foreground subjects, nicely introducing the main subject in the image, the new building.
More black and white architectural photography tomorrow on my blog at http://www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/blog