Solarizing a B&W image in Photoshop is very simple and is always unpredictable. What surprised me on this occasions was the way the process handled an elliptical cloud that hung over these steps – it was the cloud that had attracted my attention in the first place. Drama has been created that was never present in the original colour shot.
It was, however, an image even when solarized that was without a point of interest to anchor the viewer’s eye and so I borrowed a figure that first appeared in a shot taken at London Bridge (click here to view). This is not something I do very often but occasionally a little creative license creeps into my thinking.