50mm Lens, Canon 50D, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

There are some times when a name just doesn’t seem to fit.  This pub is in York:

ISO 400 50mm f/11 1/125

ISO 400 50mm f/11 1/125

The name struck me as ironic, since it looked like an inviting place, hardly a hole in the wall.  Here is the original photo:

ISO 400 50mm f/11 1/125

ISO 400 50mm f/11 1/125

When I went to edit it, I was thinking more of accenting the sepia tones including the golden tones that were in the sign, as opposed to an actual representation of the building.  My edits here include a crop.  That is where I started; I used the straighten feature in Photoshop. It’s a subtle straighten in that I just did it by looking and deciding what was straight enough rather than using a grid.  I’ve used the Nik analog pro plug-in to help achieve the photographic look.  Once I had applied that filter, I switched to Lightroom.  From there I increased the saturation and luminance of the oranges and yellows.  I added a vignette and a bit of a haze.

What do you think of my interpretation of the building? It was a bit of a cold day, so the warm tones caught my attention.  Feel free to leave a comment below.



26 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

  1. Firstly, I love York, and hope to get back there one day. Sometimes English weather can make for dreary scenes but I love the way you have brought this pub into a new light, Amy. A half of lager, please 😉

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  2. Very nice job! Your workflow is interesting as I go the other way around; starting with Lightroom. I have recently installed the Nik collection and love the filters. Do you have a favourite?


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