As regular readers of this blog know, I have a passion for architecture and really enjoy creating images of beautiful buildings, bridges and other such structures. Today we have a look at the wonderfully built West Garrett Place in Annapolis Maryland. It is an eye-catching red brick, five- story building on West Street in the heart of Maryland's Capital city. It has many of the attractive elements that I like to see but what really caught my attention were the arch style windows placed along the perimeter of the second level. Needless to say, the camera and I got busy. :-)
While in the digital darkroom I decided to create a few effects and transform this image, beginning with the black and white version below.
Next we have an artistic rendering achieved by using Topaz Labs' Simplify filter and some selective detailing.
And lastly, a Simplified Black and White.
So there you have it, four versions of the handsome West Garrett Place. These were processed using Photoshop CS6, Topaz Labs' Simplify and Black and White Effects 2.
By the way, Topaz Labs will be releasing B&W Effects 2.1 this Thursday, April 11th. I used a pre-release copy of the upgrade to process the B&W images above. Version 2.1 has a Zone System Viewing mode and a couple of other goodies. My review post will be up very soon so do swing back through for that.
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