For those familiar with the venue, yes, I took some liberties with the appearance of this staircase at St. Louis University Museum of Art. I thought I'd try the Photoshop CS5 content aware brush to remove a statue that sat dead center on the floor. The tool created some twisted tiles that I rather liked. The next step was to add some grunge by processing the single image in Nik HDR Efex to exaggerate texture. Finally, Nik Vivenza brightened the picture about 10%.
The monochrome conversion is from Nik Silver Efex Pro using a custom preset I call "Leica I" that emulates the fine grain 35mm film stock and silver rich paper available circa 1930, with blue/sepia split tone added in Lightroom 3.3.
|Lens:||Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.4 G|
|Exposure:||ISO 400, f/5.6 @ 1/8s, Auto WB, RAW|
|Location:||St. Louis University Museum of Art GPS|
|Dates:||Capture - October 9, 2010, Processed - December 18, 2010|
|Processing:||Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro|