Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Black and White Wednesday: Capitol Building Corridor 08.28.11

What an exhausting day! Tomorrow is the first day of school and I spent the day prepping and getting my classroom ready. Now the nervousness and excitement sets in as I get ready to meet my students and start the year. I hope to continue to post every day as it is such a great outlet for me and allows me to focus my energies on a creative pursuit outside of my work life. 

The photo for today is from my Washington State Capitol Building photo shoot from this weekend seen also in earlier posts this week. This one is of one of the many hallways in the building. I love the arches, marble and light fixtures. I decided to attempt a black and white conversion after watching another fabulous Lightroom video by Courtney from Click it Up a Notch. If you have not checked out her editing videos yet, they are a must! She has simple tips, tricks and techniques that do so much for your photos! My goal with the conversion was to maintain the lighting and details, but to change the mood of the photo. 

I would love to here your thoughts, suggestions and tips for black and white conversions. Thank you for visiting!

Settings: ISO 400, 18mm, ss 1/25, f/5.6
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." - Frank Gehry

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  1. Great B&W! I love the perspective really shows off all of the lines. Beautiful!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! The symetry in that photo is awesome!

  3. Love this perspective and your conversion.

  4. what a great picture and I just love it as a black and white! it's just beautiful!!


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