Mather Field (CA), Paint Shop Building, Door, Monochrome

ISO100, 40mm, f/13, 1/20 sec
Mather Field, Rancho Cordova, CA

I broke from tradition, at least when it comes to processing B&W / monochrome photographs. It has been a couple of years since I converted an image to B&W exclusively in Adobe Lightroom. The standard has been to export a barely touched image into Nik Silver EFex Pro 2 to do the heavy lifting (read: edits and processing) and re-import into Lightroom for final touch-ups. Not today.

(Click thru the image for the 700px view)

Perhaps it was inspiration from starting Piet Van den Eynde’s eBook “The Power of Black & White in Adobe Lightroom”. Or it might also have something to do with my workstation slowing to a crawl each time I use Silver EFex lately. It is probably a combination of the two.

As suburban subdivisions continue to expand south in the city of Rancho Cordova and into the land of the former Mather Air Force Base, various outlying structures not longer used by the current Sacamento Mather Airport are left to decay. Yet these structures more now accessible as new roadways are built throughout previously open grasslands to service the new homes.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 40mm, f/13, 1/20 sec

Mather Field (CA), Paint Shop Building, Door, Monochrome. Rancho Cordova, California. August 30, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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