Fire Your Gun
Little left-wing homage to AC/DC’s Fire Your Guns. I thought it was singular and Brian Johnson being a Geordie you can see how guns and gun could be confused. Double bonus points if you get any of those references. There are a lot in those two sentences.
This was taken in Federal Hill Park in Baltimore. I tried a color version of this but the light sucked and the colors were muted at best so a conversion to monochrome was called for. I did the edit in color then doing the conversion in Nik Silver Efex Pro. Once i was happy there I brought it back into Photoshop for dodging and burning. With anything monochrome its all about separation of tones. I still wasn’t happy so I duplicated the layer and then started playing with the light type in the layer mask until I got something that really separated everything to my satisfaction. Then a wee bit more dodging and burning and happiness ensued.
To be honest a lot of work but sometimes you just have to massage an image to get it to where you want it. Was a good exercise in Photoshop.