Posts tagged “Architecture Photography

Black and White City (Two Photographs)

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Black and white photography has as many styles and options as colour photography. Here I have done a photograph with a bit of dutch tilt (not something I am prone to using but it works here). The second photograph is a reminder of those old photographs of the forties with a lot of contrast. I must say the totem pole hidden behind tree and more visible by its shadow struck me as unusual. The photo was edited to remove signage.


Straight No.2 (Two Photographs).

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In Monday’s post I complained about the lack of straight lines. I have decided to give up and go with what I saw. These are the back windows of a hotel in broad daylight.  The results of the light, shadows and clouds is abstract and compelling. I am not sure that this works quite as well in colour.


Straight (Two Photographs)

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I think these photographs acknowledge that the concept of a straight line is in the eye of the beholder. It is the one of the most annoying things about processing urban photography, there are no straight lines. And while many photography courses remind you to keep your horizons straight, it is clearly not always easy.


Modern 1 (Two Photographs)

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I was reading up on on black and white photography and one of the suggestions was that modern buildings make great black and white subjects. In another article I read how to make them more abstract. This is my take on the two suggestions.


A Trick or Two (Three Photographs)

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The black and white was developed from a saturated and strong contrast 5 shot HDR (the last photo in this series). I used a green filter, worked the contrast and the details. The more muted colour version is the result of desaturation, contrast and a white balance fix of the original HDR. In other words a more saturated original can help in the black and white process, and you can still pull out a good colour version if needed.


Steel and Concrete (Two Photographs)

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More from Montreal. In the first, the sun ray tool in Luminar worked out very well. Kudos to architects that try to make concrete and glass somewhat more friendly. However, for the photographer who has to work around tethered bikes, garbage cans and other elements of the urban jungle, it’s hard to get a clean view. It forces you to use strange angles and crops.


Edwardian Houses (Two Photographs)

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The object here was to take some urban shots, experiment with colour filters and work with detail to get some dramatic architectural shots. These are from my last trip to Montreal.