Charleston at Night (part 2)

by Daniel June. 10, 2007 8772 views

Went back and tried the advice given to me on my last post, trying to work with camera noise and not against it. I must say that I'm pleased with the results I got by simply de-saturating the colors. This also fixed another problem: stray lighting from traffic lights, which were casting green and red tints over parts of the shot that I didn't want to crop out.

This is the Mills House hotel, which, in color, was plagued by traffic light tinting (too bad I can't remove that lens flare though…). Also, in color, the facade of the building isn't very interesting above that brightly lit second level (more on that in a second.) B&W, however, made me much happier with those randomly lit windows.

A note on the hotel: It's the oldest continuously operating hotel in Charleston and proudly boasts Robert E. Lee among its past residents. The lit up banquet room on the second floor was his private suite. The entire hotel received a floor-by-floor renovation last year (but still uses creaky and broken wooden tables for its banquet functions… I used to work there)

This is probably my last post for a while. I'm working on the road for a couple months before I have my big move to Texas in August.

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Negah 13 years, 3 months ago

nice B&W !!

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Ian 13 years, 5 months ago

The first one foe me too, night shot's are a favorite of mine

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
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