This side entrance to a church in rural Kentucky looks like it’s relegated to the unworthy – the roughly painted woodwork, the iron bannisters, the sliver of a window.
This started out in color, but sinners don’t deserve color!
An interesting study in how black-and-white can actually improve a picture. Using the equivalent of color filters with B&W film, Photoshop allows you to use sliders and adjust the amount of red, blue, etc. to apply or take away. It’s a little backwards from what you would do in the field with real B&W film, but it works. The most impressive adjustment was the blue slider to reveal the stained glass windows. The original color version (see below) had a reflection from the storm window. I tried a circular polarizer when I shot it, but the angle was wrong . When I was tweaking the colors, I kept thinking that the subject (a messy paint job and blah porch) didn’t deserve the rich red brick.