Posted on Dec.07, 2011, under Architectural Details

(Olympus E3, 14-54mm at 54mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, 1/320 second @ f/9.0)

This image shows some of the details of the Michigan Theater located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The theater was constructed and furnished by the Butterfield Company and opened to the public in 1928. Like many theaters built in the same time period, the architecture is ‘exotic’ with Moorish details. It was these details, especially the tiles, that I was trying to capture in this shot. I liked the way the blue tile and white domes looked in the bright light against the blue sky.

When I processed the image I wanted to bring out both the detail in the building as well as the blue colors. The raw image has a rather flat look (as RAW images typically do). I used some Topaz Detail to bring out some of the detail and I continued with some work with Photo Tools. I used a bit of Color Efex Pro 4 to deepen the blue and give a bit of vignette to the edges.

Love to know what you think about this image, please feel free to leave comments or questions below.

Copyright ©2009-2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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