one day at a time

day 335: modern interaction #2

modern interaction © Verena Fischer 2012

modern interaction © Verena Fischer 2012

 

Yesterday morning I went to Friedrichshain to have a cup of tea with a friend. In fact it was fresh mint tea and it wasn’t as nice as it should have been, although the place where we had it was very nice. It was the hotel Michelberger at Warschauer Straße where my friend was also staying. In the café there are tons of books you can just pick up and browse, and it’s generally a very relaxed and comfortable place. Still, I recommend not drinking the fresh mint tea, it tasted a bit funny. The picture was also taken in the place and the original colour version had nice muted colours. I still thought that through black and white it would gain in atmosphere, so I started trying around with Alien Skin Exposure. I still wanted to keep the muted soft expression and all the standard black and white presets had just way too much contrast in them, while the low contrast ones were too low contrast. In the end I went with the wet plate preset and removed the texture from it. And I have to say, wow, I was just amazed! It was the perfect middle way between contrast and softness and I’m just so happy with the outcome!

5 responses

  1. wordpressreport

    Reblogged this on WordPress Report.

    July 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    • Thanks for reblogging. Seems I got some more views thanks to you🙂

      July 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

  2. Excellent photo and good looking blog. I discovered you from Word Press Report reblog.

    July 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    • Thanks Sindy! I’m glad you like the picture and that you stopped by!🙂

      July 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  3. I can see why you feel that way, Ms. F… those tones are awesome!
    I really like the soft edges here, too… pulls my eye in even more…

    July 22, 2012 at 3:13 am

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