absolutely graphic by northy

absolutely graphic

spent the day at an office a few blocks away from the oh-so-photogenic absolut towers and treated myself to a quick walkabout before leaving for home this afternoon...

for some reason the sky came up horribly muddly... so i went for a graphic edit using the silhouette preset in nik silver fx, and then inverted in photoshop...

Awesome shot and processing
February 11th, 2015  
Wow, that is tremendous
February 11th, 2015  
Fav! Great curves and optical play. The high contrast is perfect.
February 11th, 2015  
This turned out really cool!
February 11th, 2015  
Awesome, contrasty black and white
February 11th, 2015  
super edit, stunning contrast.
February 11th, 2015  
I cannot sleep, 3am here - but this certainly caught my attention - its incredibly awesome!
February 11th, 2015  
Totally fab... My inner line nerd is satisfied. Fav.
February 11th, 2015  
Rocking image!
February 11th, 2015  
Awesome capture!
February 11th, 2015  
Awesome shot
February 11th, 2015  
Stunning.
February 11th, 2015  
Trendy
February 11th, 2015  
Wow this is fabulous! Fav!
February 11th, 2015  
That's a hot-shot processing! Super save on that image!
February 11th, 2015  
Stunning shot! Great models for B&W!
February 11th, 2015  
Just stunning!
February 11th, 2015  
Very cool. Fav!
February 11th, 2015  
Very nicely done.
February 11th, 2015  
Love this! Fav for me.
February 11th, 2015  
Nice. This is really effective.
February 11th, 2015  
Stunning!
February 11th, 2015  
absolutely stunning!
February 11th, 2015  
How very Suessian. Love it
February 11th, 2015  
Beautiful processing and composition!
February 11th, 2015  
A fabulous architectural shot and I love the processing. Instant fav!
February 11th, 2015  
Lovely shot. Looks great in b&w.
February 11th, 2015  
Great processing. Very striking! Fav
February 11th, 2015  
Absolutely favulous !
February 11th, 2015  
Silhouette in Nik Silver and then inversion in PS - I should remember that. Great processing Northy!
February 11th, 2015  
Fabulously graphic!
February 11th, 2015  
Great shot and processing!
February 11th, 2015  
Stunning shot, and as always perfect prcessing. Fav.
February 11th, 2015  
oh! thats pretty stunning! (on the silly side.. i can almost see the hat from cat in the hat.....)
February 11th, 2015  
ooOOOOOOOOOooOOOooiness
February 11th, 2015  
Soooo good, these buildings are quite something! When I was challenged in Get Pushed to copy a shot of yours I tried to recreate a previous shot of these buildings using coins... I failed :)

I see what you're saying @brigette
February 11th, 2015  
Makes me dizzy when I stare too long at it! Super building and shot.
February 11th, 2015  
Superb. I love the stark contrast of white/black. And those lines....
February 11th, 2015  
Love this and the processing is perfect. Fav
February 11th, 2015  
Cool shot. Nice when we can turn something around that didn't work out as we expected.
February 11th, 2015  
@northy After seeing this shot of yours, I decided to find out some more about Nik silver efex and to see if I'd be able to run it on a Linux machine. I found this old thread via Google http://365project.org/discuss/tips-n-tricks/13182/for-those-who-convert-photos-to-black-and-white . How much has Nik silver changed things for you as a photographer?
February 11th, 2015  
I scrolled through the comments. Someone has to add the word "psychedelic" to them!
February 11th, 2015  
How cool is this. well done!! big fav
February 11th, 2015  
Fabulous!
February 11th, 2015  
Awesome curves and Contrast!! Very cool shit!
February 11th, 2015  
Holy typo!!... I meant shot!!
February 11th, 2015  
superb shot and stunning processing. What do think to Nik Silver fx is it worth the investment?
February 11th, 2015  
That is so cool
February 11th, 2015  
Outstanding capture
February 11th, 2015  
Great graphic image and I dig the technique--another winner!
February 11th, 2015  
Fantastic!!! FAV
February 11th, 2015  
great shapes
February 11th, 2015  
@whimsicalgrateful tx Marta... interesting question and i don't quite know how to answer it... certainly nik silver fx is a stunning tool and when i first acquired it, it opened all sorts of doors to the black and white world that PSE (all i had at the time) couldn't... i still use it a lot, but quite a bit less than i did at first... i am now doing all my fine-tuning for bw images in LR5 because it is non-destructive and i can experiment more... probably, though, it was nik silver fx that first taught me to look at the world, not so much in black and white, but in terms of light, shadow and contrast... and that of course has had a pretty big impact on me :)

@isimo - tx Rob... i think it is definitely worth the money i spent... but then you've got to bear in mind that i work almost exclusively in black and white...
February 12th, 2015  
@northy Thank you for the detailed explanation. It's interesting to know how post-processing can help you perfect your vision. I'll keep that in mind.
February 12th, 2015  
So striking. Very useful to hear about the processing too. Fav
February 12th, 2015  
Instant fav, love it.
February 12th, 2015  
Wow, very cool!
February 13th, 2015  
Cool shot! No distortion applied?
February 13th, 2015  
@yrhenwr nope - the buildings are wonky to begin with ;p here are some other shots of these towers...
http://365project.org/northy/365/2014-07-27 http://365project.org/northy/365/2013-08-13 http://365project.org/northy/365/2013-02-09
February 13th, 2015  
Awesomeness fav
February 13th, 2015  
A winner, a fav, congrats on TT
February 13th, 2015  
Congrats on TT -- I'd put it at the top!
February 13th, 2015  
Love that you made TT and you were right by Beau's MJ Hatter shot!:) Fav and congrats!
February 13th, 2015  
So refreshing to see this in the TT - excellent
February 13th, 2015  
excellent curves and contrast
February 14th, 2015  
Amazing!
February 14th, 2015  
Another fav ... and congrats on a very well deserved TT
February 15th, 2015  
Awesome shot, and congrats on the TT, well deserved.
February 15th, 2015  
GORGEOUS. I thought it was leggings at first!
February 15th, 2015  
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