I was taking a stroll recently by the new convention center in Wilmington, NC where I snapped this shot.
It was taken with a D200 and a 14-24 F2.8 at 24mm, F2.8, 1/1600th sec, ISO 100. It was somewhat of an overcast day at around 11AM, and I ending up producing a rather dull and ordinary photograph. What to do with it, discard? Well I remember Zack Arias in one of his seminars jokingly refer to a mundane photo as something you convert to black and white and label as ‘fine art’. Well the fine art label is not for me to assign but I decided to play around with some creative cropping and Nik Silver Efex, along with some burning to produce this.
I’m a big fan of dark and moody, so this end result works for me. Split toning is another path that appeals to me. I love the split toned photos of Matt Toynbee, a phenomenal artist and original thinker, check him out.