Black and white images from the Panthéon in Paris. My color images from our visit to this monument were presented in a previous post. During our visit as I was wandering around the building capturing these images, I was thinking almost exclusively in black and white for the final images because of the incredible light and shadow in the various spaces around the structure. But as I mentioned in the other post, I was struck by the incredible colors when reviewing the images and decided to process most of them in color. The ones presented here mostly focus on the light coming through the upper windows and the ornate architectural details on the ceilings.
These images were processed completely in Lightroom, primarily using Jim Welninski’s Black and White Artistry film profiles. My favorite, the first image, was processed using Lightroom Classic, and I made heavy use of Range Masks with the local gradients. Some of the others were processed using Lightroom on the iPad which does not yet have Range Masks available, and I think this is currently one of the major limitations of Lightroom (non-Classic).