Posted on Oct.25, 2011, under Michigan

(Nikon D700, 28-300mm at 28mm, ISO 200, Exposure 1/2000th @ f/3.5)

This image shows the Michigan Central Station in Detroit from the carriage entrance side. The shot was taken from the back side of the building, close to where the tracks came in to the building. Carriages used to drop off or pick up passengers from under the metal structure.

Processing of the image involved a bit of perspective correction, I wanted a little less lean to the building. I also adjusted the crop a bit since it seemed to me that there was too much dead space along the left side. I experimented with different black and white conversions. I had a high key one that I liked, as well as a darker sepia, but in the end I went with a relatively contrasty plain black and white. I also used Topaz Detail to bring out some of the subtle color variation in the stonework.

Thanks for looking in and please feel free to leave comments and feedback below.

Copyright ©2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

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