sorry motel/hecker,il

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by caimi, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    rte159sorry.


    PanGH3 P20
     
  2. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Great catch with lovely patina.

    it's sure seen the ravages of time. I'm curious what the color version like?
     
  3. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
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    rusted and faded
     
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    This makes me WANT to see the colours, but good in Black&White anyway.
    A really sorry state.
     
  5. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
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    for the color curious

    sorrymotel2.
     
  6. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Thanks Caimi, did you try Straight-Out-Of-Camera Dramatic tone? (I dunno what camera you're using, actually)
     
  7. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Love the black and white version, very dynamic.

    Sorry Motel

    or

    the remnants of a "Sorry, No Vacancy" sign?

    Anyway, it's apparently a pretty sorry motel now, though it makes a great photo
     
  8. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
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    Ulfric,

    I increased clarity on the sign in LR4. Then ran it through DFINE . Then Color Efex where I increased contrast, green saturation and then reduced saturation throughout. Then Silver Efex 4 where I increased contrast and blacks selectively. The back to LR4 where I decreased clarity throughout and then brushed on more clarity on just the sign until it was where I wanted it.

    caimi
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    B&W does work better. I like shots of abandoned things. It gives human made objects an organic element.
     
  10. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
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    Steve,
    I like abandoned things too. Reminds me of the passage of time but brings up memories of either the thing before abandonment or a similar thing from the past. An older woman who was familiar with this hotel before it closed said when she and her friends were younger they would play guitars and sing on the hotel porch. Sort of lessens the sadness in the deteriorated sign.
     
  11. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Hah! That's great Caimi! I love it!
     
  12. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Alan
    yeah, I like the black and white version too. Are those holes, bullet holes? !!
     
  13. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
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    Al, it's on an isolated stretch of Hwy 159 in rural Illinois next to a roadhouse. You decide.