Picture of a reflection of a windmill, Burseldon, Hampshire. New black and white architectural photography image number 7

Picture of a reflection of a Bursledon Windmill, Hampshire. This is black and white architectural photography image number 7.

Picture of the reflection of a windmill, Bursledon, by Hampshire Photographer Rick McEvoy

Picture of the reflection of a windmill, Bursledon, by Hampshire Photographer Rick McEvoy

I was browsing through my Lightroom Catalogue, and wanted to include in this set of 12 black and white images something a little bit different. As regular readers will know I have to sort my collection of Hampshire images due to a geographical error on my part, so this might just be one of the two to go in there – the colour version that is.

I wanted to add mood and drama to this picture of the reflection of a windmill. This is what I did to the image in Nik Silver Efex Pro.

Firstly, I selected the pre-set “Full dynamic harsh”

I reduced the brightness by Brightness -9%

Then increased the Dynamic brightness +28%

Next I applied a Red colour filter – I have never tried these before and like the effect they give.

Finally, I added a Vignette – lens fall off 3, and also Burn edges - all edges 2

So not too much really, and I like the result.

Original image capture was as follows

Canon 6D, Canon 24-105mm lens. Focal length used was 45mm Exposure was 1/125th of a second, F8, ISO400.

Here is the colour final edit, which I also like quite a lot.

Picture of the reflection of a windmill, Bursledon, Hampshire

Picture of the reflection of a windmill, Bursledon, Hampshire

And finally the flat RAW image.

Picture of the reflection of a windmill, Bursledon, Hampshire

Picture of the reflection of a windmill, Bursledon, Hampshire

Let me know what you think of these image and what I am doing to them, and I hope you are enjoying my black and white photography work. Tomorrow I will be posting a recent architectural photography image that I am looking forward to converting to black and white, so make sure you come back to my blog tomorrow at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/blog to see what I come up with next!

And after that only another 4 images to go until I have my set of 12 black and a white architectural photography images.