Fun With Filters
Since the Ram's head detail is one of my favorite features on this building, lets mess with it a little bit. First, I converted it to black and white. It gives a real 1930's feel to the image and allows you to concentrate on the detail of the terra cotta without the distraction of color. There is a drama in black and white images that just can't be duplicated in color.
Next, I took the black and white image and applied a graphic pen filter. I really like this filter. This time I used vertical pen strokes instead of diagonal. I think the vertical strokes render the brick and terra cotta details better.
Finally, I went back to the color image and applied two filters. the first filter was a grain texture. I saved the image with the grain texture then applied the horizontal distortion, which are the streaks that you see running through the image. I think this just gives the image a whole new look. It may not be a look that appeals to everyone, but I find it interesting.
Well, that's it for this session of Fun With Filters. See you next time.