Posts tagged “Architecture

Straight Lines (Three Photographs)

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These are more in my post boxes and numbers series. The issue I wanted to raise is that with all the fancy transform and upright tools in editing programs, they only go so far. One thing about most buildings is that if you look closely enough there are no straight lines. I do battle with this every time and there are always anomalies, sometimes interesting in and of themselves, but often just plain annoying. Worth giving the problem a good go and get as much right as possible. But I would not warp reality to fix it.


Building in Snow (Two Photographs)

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The first of these is in colour and then I went monochrome. Snow as usual was a touch blue, the building too green and a few odd things in windows all fixed in post-processing. The end result is a moody shot on a moody day.


Nothing to See Here (Three Photographs)

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Lets call this type of photography intimate urban landscape. I have known photographers who do this work. Apparently it sells well. Far be it for me to defend a genre or a price range, but I do like to shoot this sort of photography.


Profile (Two Photographs)

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These two photographs were processed slightly differently with different approaches to contrast. The second has a bit more contrast using a push processing preset. Thepoint here is in walking about a city, buildings sometimes provide an opportunity for a unique perspective, part of the fun is finding that perspective.


Clock Face (Two Photographs)

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I processed these photos for a project I am working on. In the course of doing so I could have fixed two things, the tilt of the buildings and the deep black shadows. I chose not to do so as I was looking for a “mood”. Obviously there are several ways the mood of a photo can be changed, but I was comfortable with this slightly theatrical look. I am using the black and white in the project, but if I need it I also have the colour version.


Bringing Yourself to the Party (Three Photographs)

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One of things I mentioned in an earlier post is thinking about what you as a photographer bring to a photograph. On my walks I photograph odd things, not because they are odd, but because I have an idea of how I want to shoot and process the results. In the photo of the peacock mural, being forced to take the photo at an angle made me appreciate the depth and structure of the surface it was painted on. In processing I de-saturated slightly the photo and emphasized the detail in the brick work (to highlight the painting) and used a cinematic crop, that and the angle is my contribution to what is an incredible sight on the corner of a busy street. In the second photo my thinking was to do it both in black and white and colour, I could then emphasize the different textures and the atmosphere with attention to tones and light.I don’t think it’s lost on the viewer that it’s part of a doorway (had I left in the door itself, there would be reflections of cars etc). In short doing this kind of photography can involve much more work than is apparent to the viewer, but in the end the results are in the eyes of the viewer.


The Doorway (Two Photographs)

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I found this down an alley and could not resist the opportunity to capture this piece of art. It deserves to stand alone and not be in a series. It’s amazing the trouble someone must have gone to to create this wonder that very few will ever see. I have not done much to this except correct the exposure. And it looks just as good in black and white!