The RNLI Memorial Sculpture in Poole.
Check out the RNLI web page http://rnli.org/aboutus/historyandheritage/Pages/Memorial-sculpture.aspx to find out more. No point in me writing about it when this page tells the story so brilliantly.
I am a resident of Poole, and pictures of Poole landmarks are very important to me.
This picture of the memorial sculpture was taken by me for me, and is one of my portfolio images. The colour image is. Sorry I forgot I have two portfolios, a colour one and a black and white one.
How could I forget that? It's not as though is haven't been working on it much recently…..
Back to how I produced the black and white picture of the RNLI Memorial Sculpture.
This is what I did. Before I go on (yes another digression from the subject – sorry) I must say that this is an unusual image for me, as so much of my work is buildings. This is the only sculpture in my portfolio. So what I was going to say was that I was really looking forward to creating this black and white image.
Back to the subject in hand.
Please read on.
My starting point is the presets. No surprise that I went for the Full Dynamic Harsh preset considering the subject matter. I browsed the presets (well my favorites) in Nik Silver Efex Pro and when I got to this preset is was an instant decision – the image jumped out of the screen at me!
So that was a good start.
I went with the yellow filter. Each of the filters had a dramatic impact but this one was the most balanced, the most pleasing.
I boosted the Dynamic Brightness by just +28% which gave me the boost I wanted.
The balance to increasing the dynamic brightness is apply a vignette. I chose Lens Falloff 2 which finished off the image nicely.
And that s image number 9 in my black and white portfolio done. And I like this image a lot.
Oh yes here is the colour image I sent to Nik Silver Efex Pro to produce this black and white image.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Friday 23rd September 2016