Posted on May.10, 2009, under Michigan

(Olympus E-3, 70-300mm at 70mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, exposure 1/40 sec @ f/10)

I was out running errands recently and managed to find a street parking space almost in front of the Arbor Brewing Company located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As I was parking, the signs on the front of the building caught my eye. I’ve always liked the typography used on the signs and think that the tree in the logo is quite cool as well, very ‘arts & crafts’ looking. Anyway, I thought there was a good picture to be had so I took out my camera and took a few shots. This shot was my favorite of the set.

This image was created from a RAW color original. I played with the color image a bit but settled on black & white. I used Topaz Adjust to boost the color, since the original was somewhat flat (it was overcast when I took the shot). I then applied a black & white adjustment layer and adjusted the greens, yellows and reds to get the most out of the building and signs. I also used a few contrast adjustment layers as well. The image has had a slight tone applied to it, and that’s about it.

Comments and feedback welcome.

Image and text Copyright © 2009 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

This image is part of my signs gallery at ImageKind.

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