White Night

Phoenix

All-Pro
Dec 28, 2011
Melbourne, Australia
Phoenix Gonzales
Melbourne has adopted the Nuit Blanche from France which is an all night festival with the intention of making art and culture accessible to large audiences within public spaces. The festival consisted of public performances, Light shows projected on to buildings, and various art exhibitions.

Unfortunately the city council failed dismally in facilitating the event, and the result was severe over crowding, un-accessible events, and lining up in a queue for 2 hours for food. It was made worse by the heat and humidity. It was difficult to access events, move vantage points to take photos or to generally enjoy the event. It was really hard to enjoy the festival while marinating in another person's sweat

I ended up catching up for drinks with a friend who is a chef and restaurant owner in a bar across a table of really drunk transvestites. I didn't feel too well at the end of the night and ended up getting the flu the next day, so all in all I really didn't enjoy this event and I'm not sure if I'll attend the same event next year.

Here are some of my images.



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pniev

Guest
so all in all I really didn't enjoy this event and I'm not sure if I'll attend the same event next year.
I am sorry to hear that. But... at least you've made some great shots for us to enjoy!

Thanks for sharing.

Peter
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Very nicely done. And fine processing too. I'm thinking of adding a very clean B&W option to my processing - is this just a straight conversion with a bit of contrast added? Or do you have some other secrets here?

-Ray
 

Phoenix

All-Pro
Dec 28, 2011
Melbourne, Australia
Phoenix Gonzales
Very nicely done. And fine processing too. I'm thinking of adding a very clean B&W option to my processing - is this just a straight conversion with a bit of contrast added? Or do you have some other secrets here?

-Ray
Thank you. All the images were RAW processed in Lightroom and converted to B+W in in Silver Efex Pro 2 using modified presets (removed the grain and let the high ISO noise to act as grain) I purchased from Streetpresets.
 

melonbread

Regular
Nov 1, 2012
Melbourne, Australia
Jannette
great photos! Love the processing, especially love the second.

I went to white night too, and I was a little disappointed with the light shows - I felt that a whole lot more buildings could have participated. Instead of enjoying the night I spent most of it getting from my car (which I parked at Melbourne University) to the river. It was a 2 hour walk each way!
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
Thank you. All the images were RAW converted to B+W in Lightroom and processed with Silver Efex Pro 2 using modified presets (removed the grain and let the high ISO noise to act as grain) I purchased from Streetpresets.
Any particular reason why covert to BW in LR first before applying preset in Silver Efex? Sorry if my question sounds elementary! I never used anything but LR to process photos (other than a brief foray into PS Elements).
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Oops sorry, my bad.

What I meant was, I process the RAWs in LR then convert and add the preset in Silver Efex :doh:
Yeah, I got it - thanks. So basically using Don's grainy presets minus the grain. Good idea - I'll have to try that as a starting point with some upcoming images. Whenever I get around to shooting again...

-Ray
 

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