Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Project365 012: White and Black

Toronto got hit with a snow storm today. I tried a few shots of snowy downtown streets, with vehicles or people slogging through the snow. They would have worked out okay. But I at one point I looked up. I've heard that as a suggestion to don't just look at what is 'the main subject', but look elsewhere too - look behind you, look down and look up.

This is the TD Tower on Wellington Street. The sky is white with snow and the tower is a bold black. The speckled and darkenend perimeter is, in concept, a reflection of the dirty snow on the streets.

Black and white conversion was once again done in Silver Efex Pro. I used a film simulation "Kodak TMAX Pro 400". What does that mean? Well, the software transforms the digital image to approximate what it would have looked like if I had used the TMAX type film. Or at least that is what I am told - I never shot with that film for real so can't really say. I do like the result regardless. The darkenend corners was created by adding a vignette in Photoshop Lightroom.

1/320 f/1.4 ISO 400 EF50mm f/1.4 USM @ 50 mm Canon EOS 40D
Wellington and York,Toronto,Ontario
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