Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

Monterey Mission by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

May 2021 - Monterey Mission

May 2021 - Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

Monterey Mission

This mission in Monterey, California. It is a beautiful building, and I liked the clouds and the texture of the building. It was taken with a Nikon D7200 camera, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 18mm, 1/1250 seconds, f11 and ISO 400. I straightened the image in lightroom, and opened up the
shadows and cropped in. I converted to monochrome with Silver Effects Pro.

7 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
Everything good: straightening, cropping, tonal range, clouds. How is the interior? Anything interesting to show us?   Posted: 05/03/2021 22:36:20
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
I did not take images inside. It must have been dark or not that interesting.   Posted: 05/04/2021 10:41:36

Wes Odell   Wes Odell
The clouds look very different between the color and mono versions. ie, there seems to be more contrast in the color that didn't carry over to the mono. Easy to fix and it will create an excellent image of the Mission. You did a nice job of making the verticals vertical..... either a tilt shift or in Lens Correction (in PS/PSE) .... too often buildings look like they'll tip over backwards, and you've done a nice job.   Posted: 05/04/2021 19:08:13

Diana Magor   Diana Magor
I agree. You have done a good conversion job. I like the mono much more than the colour even if it was improved. However I went one further, adding a ND graduated filter at the top, but maintaining the towers as they were so really only the sky went much more contrasty.   Posted: 05/09/2021 09:05:02
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Wes Odell   Wes Odell
Nicely done on the clouds.
  Posted: 05/10/2021 06:24:49
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
I mostly like what you did, but maybe the clouds are a bit too dark.   Posted: 05/10/2021 06:46:01
Diana Magor   Diana Magor
You should know me by now-I like contrasty, dark skies with white clouds! I accept they are not everyone's cup of tea.   Posted: 05/10/2021 09:15:12


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