I wanted a different view of the Spinnaker Tower. This picture of the tower was taken before it had a sponsored overhaul. So it was white with no writing on it.
As I said I wanted a different view as we have all seen pictures of the Spinnaker Tower. So why should anyone show an interest in my shot?
Hence the different viewpoint and composition. I saw the light and thought it I would frame the tower nicely, which I think it did. I could photograph the Spinnaker Tower much more often, and must go back when I have some time spare. I need to work out if this is a sunset or sunrise shot. Definitely on my list now for this upcoming winter.
Yes I keep a list of things and places and subject matter I want to photograph.
So the black and white conversion went like this
Full Dynamic Harsh. A great preset for things like large steel towers. (I assume it is mainly steel – never really thought about but I guess I should know being an architectural photographer).
I went with a blue filter. This filter gave the image a different feel, and I did not not the black sky effect on every black and white image I have produced (which you can get with the red filter).
So while I'm at it I pushed the dynamic brightness a little. The number now escapes me but some was definitely added. Trust me….
The last thing is a vignette – lens fall off 3. This is quite a heavy vignette but as I am editing this image to please myself I don't care! It's all about the end result. I am sure no one cares how I got to this point!
And here is the colour image that I used to make the black and white picture.
Spinnaker Tower black and white image. Done.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
21st September 2016