There are some times when a name just doesn’t seem to fit. This pub is in York:
The name struck me as ironic, since it looked like an inviting place, hardly a hole in the wall. Here is the original photo:
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.