I don’t work in black and white very often, and work with sepia tone even less frequently, but when I do, I want it to have a certain effect. The sunlight coming in through the windows yesterday (Tuesday) was brilliantly warm, but the stairwell I was walking up had a cool blue shade to it, and was ruined by an emergency exit sign. I was unaware of its reddish glow until I pulled the photographs up on my monitor last night. A “straight” black and white tone simply did not do it justice, but I wanted the effect to be as subtle as possible.
More after the jump!
I believe that I accomplished the quiet mood that I wanted with the minor adjustment of “split toning” in Adobe Lightroom.
And while I am working towards “one” photo a day, there is another image that I considered closely, and in the end could not exclude from this post, as it is related to the one above, but offers a little more complexity because the light was not as strong at this moment, making the edges of the shadows less defined, but interesting to look at:
update: I’ve changed the crop of this image; the original, as posted on my blog, is at the bottom of the post: