Sun Trust Sculpture

Canon XSi, Tamron 17-50 2.8VC, 21mm, f/8.0, ISO 100, 9 exposures

I don’t have the luxury of shooting in a bustling metropolis here in Lemoore, so I was excited to get to Atlanta this year for an optometry conference. I got out for some shooting near my hotel, but the only days that I could sneak away from class were pretty overcast. This shot was taken at the Sun Trust building and I really liked how the sidewalk was mirrored by the covered bridge. As I walked around the corner, I saw the sculpture and thought it was a perfect focal point for the scene. When I processed this image, I immediately loved it, but something was missing. In my photography adventure, I haven’t done much with black and white, most likely because I really haven’t liked any of the conversion methods. I used to just desaturate the image, which leads to pretty crummy results, and I haven’t had much luck with the LR3 presets either… Well I have been playing around with Silver Efex Pro 2 and it has really changed the way I look at images. Who thought black and white could be so customizable! Because it was overcast that day, the scene was lacking some contrast, but I think it made a perfect conversion to B&W! What do you think?

Architecture, Atlanta, Black&White, Canon XSi, Georgia, HDR, Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 VC, UrbanPermalink

20 Responses to Sun Trust Sculpture

  1. Steve Beal says:

    Sweet reflections and leading lines. Beautiful B&W!
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  2. Heath O'Fee says:

    That sculpture is awesome, and the reflection is just great. Nice work on the black and white :)
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  3. Great shot. Love the patterns and reflections.
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  4. Justin says:

    Great tones and composition Chris!
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  5. Absolutely love this in B&W! Great conversion and comp.
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  6. Ryan Sexton says:

    I think the B&W is fantastic. I really like the lines of the overhang, and the reflection is pretty amazing too.
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  7. Very cool shot and great B&W processing, works well with the harsh metal and graceful lines.
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  8. Doug says:

    Very Nice! I’m still waiting for that photo walk you promised.

  9. ken bello says:

    Great shot, Very nice composition. SEP2 may be my next purchase.
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  10. Jan Winther says:

    Absolutely agree with you. I always make a B/W version of my shots, just to see how it looks. At times I’ll change the color temp to a completely wacky settings in color mode, turn it into B/W and see what happens. Some it works wonders, other times, not so much. Your shot today looks amazing, great detail, contrast and sharp.
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  11. Wayne Frost says:

    Nice architectural shot, Chris. I like how the sweep of overhead structure wraps around the building. Nice black and white rendering.
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  12. Jimi Jones says:

    I like this shot very much, good work. This was a really nice scene you chose.

  13. Jim Denham says:

    Good stuff Chris!
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  14. Scott Wood says:

    Love both the composition and the black and white treatment, very well done.
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  15. Jason Hines says:

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  16. Well, I’m a little late to the party, but this is a great shot, Chris! Keep it up!
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  17. Elegant composition of patterns and shapes. Beautiful in B&W!

  18. Jessa says:

    Wow. This is done just absolutely perfectly. I love this – I can’t look away!! Wonderful shot.
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  19. Kristi Hines says:

    The sculpture almost looks like an alien ship rising out of the water – love it!
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  20. Perfect composition and the B&W treatment rocks!
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