Posts tagged “Architecture

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!


A Marvellous Fence (Three Photographs)

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The widest of focal lengths would not have done me much good here, the gate to the park was facing a major and busy street. There was no let up in traffic, and while I stood between some parked cars it was not perfect. Still it’s a marvelous piece of work in steel by Tim desClouds. I did these in black and white because of the contrast.


Macro: Some Garages – And a Last Tip on Stability (Three Photographs)

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The garages clearly have nothing to do with Macro or close-up photography, they are just a series I wanted to post.

One way I make sure my camera is stable enough to get sharp photos, when hand-held, is that it is firmly held against my glasses. To do this I use an oversize eye cup on my cameras made by Hoodman, (I am sure there are other brands). A firm hold on the camera and well seated on your face with the eye cup, really makes a difference. Also the large cup blocks light and makes it easier to use other camera features.