New York's Guggenheim Museum is one of my favorite buildings. I have always been a huge Frank Lloyd Wright fan, and this building is so unique. The last time I was in NY was 33 years ago and visiting this building is one of my few strong memories.
So you know I was going back there during my November trip! Was very dissappointed to find out that photography is not allowed except on the ground floor! One of the great buildings of the world and you can't photograph it! Does that suck or what? I know it is about the artwork, but still.
So in this case, being an experienced "neckstrap shooter" came in quite handy. When I saw this image on my computer, I loved the lines and the people, and felt it would be even better in B&W. I tried a couple of presets in Lightroom and sure enough I was pleased with it as a B&W image.
But Topaz B&W Effects offers such a great interface for manipulating B&W, it's my chosen tool. Bringing this image in, I first hit it with one of the Cool Tone presets. What I was looking for were bright whites, and I wanted the people to be mostly silhouhettes.
Using the exposure and boost sliders I got just what I was aiming for. I particularly like the peoples shadow's on the floor. You can see the original on the Continue link, and feel free to leave a comment if you'd like to.