West Garrett Place

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. :-)

West Garrett Place
West Garrett Place

While in the digital darkroom I decided to create a few effects and transform this image, beginning with the black and white version below.

West Garrett Place - B&W
West Garrett Place - B&W

Next we have an artistic rendering achieved by using Topaz Labs' Simplify filter and some selective detailing.

West Garrett Place - Topaz Version
West Garrett Place - Topaz Version

And lastly, a Simplified Black and White.

West Garrett Place - Topaz B&W Effects 2
West Garrett Place - Topaz B&W Effects 2

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.

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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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