ARCHIVE 198 – STEPS UP TO A CAFE, ST IVES (MONO + COLOUR)

 

 

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Steps up to a cafe, St Ives, Cornwall; 24 Apr 2012.

This is the entrance to a cafe / bar that opens onto St Ives’ main street.  The steps have red lights on them to help revellers climbing them at night, and I’ve added some (colourless) lighting of my own here too, via one of Capture NX2’s control points.

There are bright handrails on either side of the stairs, that help take my eyes up into the cafe above, with its tables, chairs and large, bright windows.

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D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 145mm; 1600 ISO; conversion to mono, and selective restoration of colour, in Silver Efex Pro 2.

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

5 Responses to ARCHIVE 198 – STEPS UP TO A CAFE, ST IVES (MONO + COLOUR)

  1. I love mono with the touch of colour – esp the red!! very effective!

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  2. paula graham says:

    Yes..some revellers might well need a little guidance. I have been plastered once in my lifetime..never again! The bottle is still waiting!!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Only once??? Gosh!!! Mind you, its not something I do nowadays, but in my misspent youth I had much practice … including driving my VW Beetle up a Kenyan railway track and wondering why the road was so bumpy.

      That bottle will be pulsating now – do try it. Get yourself into a mellow mood, relax, and have a considered sip – room temperature mind, and savour it!!! 🙂

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