Windows of the World

Photograph: Windows of the World
Photograph: Windows of the World

Today we return to the inner harbor area for a closer look at a building that has always grabbed my attention. The large number of windows, combined with it's wonderful architectural styling inspired me to create this image. Simply put, I find the staggering of rooftops and building recesses to be very interesting.

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This building is actually shown in the background of a previous post, the Falls Avenue Canal.

Here is a cropped down version for a closer look at the detail.

Photo: Cropped version of Windows of the World.
Photo: Cropped version of Windows of the World.

Lastly, I thought I would render a monotone version of the full shot.

Photo: Black and white version of Windows of the World
Photo: Black and white version of Windows of the World

One thing that I have learned about monotone or black & white conversions is that a considerable amount of dodging and/or burning may be required (depending on image). As an example, the staircase in this image had fallen well off into the shadows, losing all of it's detail. I think it's important to bring back those small things, as collectively they make for a better image overall.

UPDATE

I took the advice of my pal Mark Summerfield (Comment below) and converted the cropped version of this image to a monotone. I actually cropped it again using a little wider view to include the lower section of the staircase. Thanks for the suggestion Mark.

Photo: Black and white version of Windows of the World
Photo: Black and white version of Windows of the World

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Thanks for clicking by, friends!

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