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Hemesferic Afternoon

By ghibby  
Another view of the beautiful Hemesferic building in Valencia.

I shot this in strong afternoon sun, this really brings out the graphic nature of the building and again I felt this image suited black and white better than colour.
I processed the RAW file n colour and did the BW conversion using a combination of Channel Mixer and Black and White adjustment layers in Photoshop CS3. I went for string contrast and dark blue skies in my conversion which simulates the effect of using a strong Red filter (corrected, thanks krimage!) with BW film.

Finally I added a little grain and edge sharpened to bring out as much detail in the structure as possible.

Exposure 1/800sec @ F8.0 and ISO 100, Focal length 20mm

Tags: Spain Architecture Valencia Black and white Modern architecture Santiago Landscape and travel Hemesferic Calatrave

Voters: richy, sunshot, NEWMANP and 16 more

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richy Plus
14 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 1:10PM
Great futuristic mono image.

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NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 1:18PM
wow it looks like a giant ladybird creeping up on you wearing armanni singlasses, lol
its a good graphic image, im a bit torn if it loses anything in conversion to mono. it looks an exciting place full of colour to me,
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 538 England
18 Jun 2008 1:23PM
I think you mean using a strong red filter Smile
Using a strong blue filter would lighten the sky to white.
Whatever, a very niely composed and processed image.
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 2:14PM
A fine, beautifully balanced image and a very helpful description.

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