Providence Rhode Island Downtown Cityscape
I have been wanting to do a B&W image conversion for a while now, so yesterday I went back through my catalog of images and looked for something that might look interesting. The image was initially taken about a year ago in Providence, Rhode Island. Since I was on a business trip, I did not have my dSLR with me, but did bring my Sony NEX-3 just in case a photo opportunity presented itself.
How to get this type of shot
The shot was made without filters or a tripod in the late afternoon from atop the Point Street Bridge, with the camera pointed north following the Providence River into Downtown. I spent some time with the composition of the old dock in relation to the skyline and found the above gave the most interesting image. I cropped the image to a 16:9 aspect ratio due to the excessive dead space on the lower right of the image using the native 3:2 ratio the camera produces.
I was not particularly thrilled with the image in color. It may have something to do with the kit lens not giving me the color and micro-contrast I am used to with my Canon lenses or most likely, due to the fact that I rarely shoot with the Sony, so I am not used to working with the RAW files from it. In any case, I really liked the detail in the old wooden dock in the foreground, with the contrasting downtown cityscape in the background. I also thought the wispy clouds would make for a nice B&W conversion. This is my first attempt at a B&W image so any comments and critique are appreciated.