When I’m walking around Old Town Fort Collins, I love to look up.  Above the store fronts there’s always interesting facades and architecture.  Eventually I’m going to have to buy a telephoto to get more images of these subjects.  This is the High Point Bar, formerly the Commercial Bank & Trust.  Or Trvst, as I lke to say.  This is my favorite image of the week.

 

& Trvst Co

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro, f/8 at 1/250, ISO 400.

 

Digital Darkroom.  To process this image, I started with the desktop version of Lightroom.  I used Nik Software’s SilverEfex Pro to do the initial black & white conversion.  I liked the overall look, but wanted additional contrast around the letters.  I solved this by dragging a graduated filter up from the lower-right to cover the text with clarity set to +50.  This made the lower right, below the text, too crunchy for my taste.  So I dragged a second graduated filter up from the lower-right to just below the text, with the clarity set to -50.  Thus, I increased the clarity only on the text and the thin band around it. 

 

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh.  This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.