Pillars (Palais de Longchamp, Marseille)

Here is my first serious attempt at black-and-white. I carefully processed this image from my recent trip to Marseille in Camera Raw in order to preserve as much detail as possible in the shadows and the highlights. In Photoshop I straightened the vertical lines, converted to black-and-white and applied curves four times (masking out different areas) in order to tame down the contrast in the light pavement, dark ceiling and light pillar-bases. Finally I gave the image an ever so slight sepia tone.

Pillars (Palais de Longchamp, Marseille)

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