As previously mentioned I am taking part in the One Four Challenge and this is Week 2
My One Four Week 2 Entry
As far as post processing goes, the previous version of this image, my Week 1 entry that was processed in LR was then imported into Nik Silver Efex to do a Black and White Conversion.
My technique for using Silver Efex is pretty crude, I go through all the presets I like the look of until I find one that works best for that particular image. SE has a lot of its own presets and I have some more free ones downloaded off the net.
The preset I used for this image is Wet Rocks, it is a particular favourite as it works really well with lots of textural detail like this image has. I really like how it picks up the shine on the gold paint, the statue really pops as the subject of this image with this conversion.
Didn’t do any local adjustments, tweaked the exposure and contrast a tiny bit and finally used the Lens Falloff 1 vignette setting which darkened the sky a smidge.
All feedback and questions welcome!