Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saint Hipster

Took a walk yesterday in the Oak Grove cemetery in Morgantown.  It was approaching evening's "golden hour," but the day was generally not conducive for photos.  Vandals seemed to have had their run of the place, as there were quite a few toppled monuments.  One nice statue was spared, and someone had given it a hat.  It's quite fetching:

This was shot with a Lensbaby Composer, which did a nice job of blurring the surrounding grave stones.  You can see the golden hour casting greeenish highlights on the side of the face of the good saint (Francis?).

I'd hoped that converting this shot to black & white would remove that greenish cast.  It did:

Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2 did a fine job, using the #15 preset -- Full Dynamic (harsh) setting with a faux Ilford 100 ISO film style.

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