Seriously, I really like old brick walls. And this one just happens to be embraced by those gently flowing grasses that present a nice color contrast to the reddish bricks.
This image is a study of form and function and the beauty of it all. And so as not to disappoint anyone with a more artistic bent, I’ve included a second version. I produced this one in Nik Silver Efex Pro by working the three main color areas, (Red, Green and Blue) with Control Points to get a more antique look. I’ve been really getting into the “Old” look lately. Maybe it’s a sign of my artistic maturity. . .or some kind of maturity. :)Processing: The first image was produced from nine exposures at .5 ev intervals from -2 to +2 ev. I used Nik HDR Efex Pro for Structuring in the bricks and foliage. Then, I worked in Adobe Photoshop to balance the light and dark tones for a realistic result. The second image was produced with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 where I isolated each main color area and added more structure and used selective color to bring some of the color back to the monochrome image.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens at 27mm, f/11, ISO 400.