London, England – Parliament Building (HDR)

Parliament Building HDR-BW

NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24, HDR in Photomatix, Silver Efex Pro

I was going through some older HDR’s yesterday and post processed this one.   It looked cool, but needed something to make it stand out.  I truly love Silver Efex Pro – black & white converter and gave it a try.  Nice, but needed a little more of a kick.  This was a sunset shot and the clock was lit up…I just highlighted the clock, inverted the area and used Silver Efex pro to convert everywhere except the clock face black and white.   A little contrast kick to give it that dark feel…and here it is!  An instant favorite of mine!

I’m sure there are millions of photos of the Parliament Building and Big Ben…why not try something different?   Hope this one works?  Enjoy the spooky night shot…Halloween is coming soon!

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9 comments on “London, England – Parliament Building (HDR)

  1. Billie says:

    Hi, I absolutely love your Houses of Parliament black and white shot with the yellow clock face on Big Ben. Is it possible to get a 5 Mega Pixel resolution of it so I can save it onto a cavas for my husband who is currently working in Australia – thanks Billie

  2. martinsoler says:

    Wow this truly is a poster! Well captured, it’s one of those b&ws that really deserves a poster!
    http://martinsoler.com/category/london/

  3. ian says:

    the dark and brooding effect of the picture is fatally undermined by the coloured clock. I think it would have looked better if it were entirely in b&w.

  4. kelly says:

    hey pete, i spent a week in europe and the uk last summer and am looking for large b&w’s to put up in my house. i noticed that your products are only available up to 30×40. is there anyway i could order one larger – like 50×60?

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