Something from Nothing

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.

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