Brick Window, Fortress of Louisbourg

Brick Window, Fortress of Louisbourg (click to enlarge)

Here is a scene from Fortress Louisbourg near the town of Louisbourg Nova Scotia.  The fortress is an easy day trip from Sydney where we were staying.  There are several small towns (such as Port Morien) and lighthouses along the route that offer photographic opportunities.

I thought about making this a black and white image, but liked the red in the shutters.  I converted the image to black and white using Google’s Silver Efex Pro.  I then used a layer mask in Photoshop to expose the red shutters.  That looked a little awkward, so I also exposed the red bricks around the window at the top and bottom of the image.

I think this makes for two interesting areas for the viewer to explore.  First is the red brickwork and the shutters.  The second is the black and white stone wall.  The mix of black and white and colored areas also creates a little depth in the image.

Fortress of Louisbourg: N45 53 27.65 W59 59 08.59