Afternoon in the Crown Hall
by The credit goes to my parents for helping me with their experience, great judgment and big support.
Detailed information/workflow about the image
In this image I wanted to recreate the results of the thinking process that Mies Van der Rohe had when planning this building, I think that the main character is the facade with the four beams at the top and I wanted to emphasize that.
I wanted to make the scene at night, at the time where there are still some light rays, but its almost night, because for me that's the most dramatic time of the day. The competition was also focused on practicing so this is the first image I do with this kind of mood.
In the sky you can see a map of the location of the Crown Hall in Illinois, I made this with the intention to locate the building with its surroundings.
The software I used are, 3ds max, Vray, Photoshop and Illustrator. There wasn't much modeling in the project because I used the model provided, then I added the illumination with and HDRI for the sky, configure the camera settings and let it render for a whole day. For the map I used OpenStreetMap then I edited it in Illustrator and imported to Photoshop, where I masked it to look like it's behind the building, and lower the opacity so it doesn't steal the main attention but still a fundamental part of the presentation.
I wanted to create a contrast between the interior and the exterior, using yellow shades and blue shades, I achieve this using the camera Raw filter in photoshop with the help of two layers of tone and saturation.
This is the most complex project I have worked with a result I really like, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.