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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by caimi, Jun 24, 2013.
Great catch with lovely patina.
it's sure seen the ravages of time. I'm curious what the color version like?
rusted and faded
This makes me WANT to see the colours, but good in Black&White anyway.
A really sorry state.
for the color curious
Thanks Caimi, did you try Straight-Out-Of-Camera Dramatic tone? (I dunno what camera you're using, actually)
Love the black and white version, very dynamic.
the remnants of a "Sorry, No Vacancy" sign?
Anyway, it's apparently a pretty sorry motel now, though it makes a great photo
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.
B&W does work better. I like shots of abandoned things. It gives human made objects an organic element.
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.
Hah! That's great Caimi! I love it!
yeah, I like the black and white version too. Are those holes, bullet holes? !!
Al, it's on an isolated stretch of Hwy 159 in rural Illinois next to a roadhouse. You decide.