While working on this towards the end of my intentional color workflow, I accidentally applied a b&w filter. Immediately, I was convinced to go back and also apply my typical monochrome workflow. Color or monochrome? Both have their merits. Obtaining a pleasing color balance in the color version was quite challenging. I may go back and work on it more with fresh eyes.
In the monochrome version, I experimented with luminosity adjustments and ended up slightly dropping the red, green and blue. This helped provide some tonal separation provided naturally in the color composition.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your insights. For the absolute best viewing experience, click on an image to see a high resolution version.
A few weeks ago, I visited Bailey Park and the old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Bailey Power Plant in Winston-Salem. As part of the renovation effort in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the plant is being converted into retail space. With much of the exterior work complete on the northern end of the property, the grounds are now open to walk around. The image below, of the southern side of the property, was captured at sunset.
The cirrus clouds and jet contrails contributed to the dramatic skyscapes in both compositions. Looking back towards the old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco building from Bailey Park, I captured the image below. The post and images also represent the decline of the tobacco industry as a significant regional economic driver.
Last Saturday I shot some bracketed exposures during sunset at Salem Cemetery in the Old Salem district of Winston-Salem. My intent was to perform some HDR tests with a trial version of Aurora HDR 2018. I ended up with a composite of Aurora, Lightroom and Photoshop manipulations. Aurora looks like it could complement my workflow; I hope to do some more testing before my trial expires.
For the best viewing experience, click on the image to view a high resolution version.
Earlier this summer, I attended the wedding of a friend and fellow Scout leader in Danville, Virginia. After the reception, I had the opportunity to visit the local tobacco warehouse district, near the Dan River, which is into it’s initial phases of urban renewal – the Danville River District. The late afternoon afforded some nice lighting. I plan to return soon to shoot in the early morning light.
Thanks for taking time to visit my blog! Click on an image to see a higher resolution version from my portfolio site.
Last week I had dinner in downtown Winston-Salem with my photographer friend Owens Daniels. Afterwards, we both grabbed our camera and set out on a local street photography expedition. I had so much fun. We met some nice folks, found some great scenes and Owens shared many of his proven street photography tips.
I must do more street photography.
Shoot with a photographer friend. We grow through shared experience.
Learn how to see without thinking. I’m reading a good book on this now – “Opening the Good Eye”.
Develop your own style.
Don’t be afraid of high ISO! My D750 higher ISO settings look great, Lightroom does a great job of minimizing noise, and I usually add film grain to the composition in my workflow.
Thanks for stopping by today. Select an image to view a higher resolution version from my portfolio site.