View on black please! No joking.
I had quite a few new toys to play with this weekend; a Canon 5D MarkII, a Canon 17-40mm L lens and a 10-stop B+W ND filter.
I wanted to work some more on my long exposure work and what better than a sunny Saturday evening to crack open my new neutral density filter. This was intended to be part of my square format monochrome series, but when I saw the tones of this shot, I instantly loved it.
This shot is pretty much straight out of the camera. A little brightness and contrast, but no sharpening, HDRing, color adjustments or anything like that. I quite like the simplicity of this capture. I had to wait a while for clouds to come over the building, but they eventually did.
Why I was waiting, a guy walked past and asked me if I was doing architectural photography. I said I was. He then asked if I was using a Canon 5D Mark II. I said I was. We chatted for a few minutes and he walked off. He got to the end of the street about 50 metres away, turned around and shouted, "I shoot Nikon!" then ran off.
This looks properly cool when viewed on black (press L), so please do that.
No images in comments please.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 100 / f/22 / 17-40mm @ 40mm / 20 seconds