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Imagining an Outcome (Two Photographs)

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From my days working with professional photographers in my teens I realized what made a pro a pro was their ability to describe what the photograph would look like before they took it and guarantee the results.

Envisioning the final result is an important step in my work. Though I will admit that it sometimes does not work quite the way I hoped.


Show-Time (Two Photographs)

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I went to this fair where local craftsmen, antique shops etc. show and sell their goods. Normally these events provide  significant opportunity for great shots. But this year I was hard pressed to see something I had not seen the year before. I took very few shots, of which these two may be the best.


Street (Two Photographs)

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I took this shot and realized that for some reason my white balance was completely off, but also realizing it would not have a significant effect on the black and white version if I used a blue filter in processing. With contrast, and exposure settings I was able to make this the drastic and somewhat odd photo you see in black and white.


A Colour Photograph

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If it were not for the garbage on the ground it would be hard to tell if this was a black and white or colour photograph. What caught my eye was how the light hit the concrete and gave it some tonality.


Car Reflections (Three Photographs)

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I went to a local festival recently that was pretty disappointing. The only really interesting thing I saw was this dirty vintage car with its many reflections. I used contrast and detail extraction to make the reflections stand out.


Shadows

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I was walking down the street and saw this sculpture. (I couldn’t find the plaque indicating who did it, so I apologize for not naming it). I took two sets of photos of this, one the first view you see here and another that simply did not capture the shadow as dramatically. I like the statue but I like it more with the shadow as shown here.


That Political Look (Two Photographs)

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There is a restaurant with two statues on the roof that I believe are meant to represent the Blues Brothers. I was walking by and it looked like an East German politician giving a speech. After many masks, Luminar’s A.I, Sky Enhancer, Photolemur and a bunch of other tricks in my software package I got the mood I was after.

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