The next image in my series of black and white architectural photography is a picture of Hamworthy Park Junior School in Poole, Dorset.
This image was taken for the architect for the extension to the school, Kendall Kingscott. The client was the Borough of Poole.
The colour image is the client issue image. To get the black and white version of this image this is what I did in Nik Silver Efex Pro using the final edited Tiff file from Lightroom.
Firstly, I browsed through the presets. I went through all my favourites, then went through all the presets, but nothing looked better to me that the first preset, which is called Natural.
This was my starting point. And as I am no longer timing myself with these black and white edits I gently went through the other options and selected the following;
Dynamic brightness +53%
Structure shadows -68%
Control point on the cladding – structure +34%
Green colour filter
Vignette lens fall of 2
Then hit save!
Again nice and simple.
Here is the colour image, which to be honest took me a long old time to produce, due to the shapes and very subtle but specific colours in the extension to the school.
And here is the completely unedited RAW image
Image 8 is now done, and tomorrow I will be something slightly different – not specifically architectural photography but architectural photography in the making, also known as construction photography. I photograph lots of construction sites, and it will be interesting to see how a picture from a construction site looks in black and white.
Oh yes forgot to say - this was taken using my Canon 6D and Canon 17-40mm lens.
This is after all about me seeing where I can expand my photographic services and add something different – to be able to do this successfully I need to be able to show these alternatives to clients via my website.
Thank you for reading this post, and please call back to my blog tomorrow.