Posts tagged “Urban Landscape Photography

Mural (Two Photographs)

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I pass this mural often but only infrequently is it not obscured by cars. I like it because it’s hard to tell what is part of the mural or not. Composing a photograph that takes advantage of the mural but has context makes it your own take on what you see.


Windows (Three Photographs)

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Windows have always held a fascination for me in photography. It’s often surprising the results you can get focusing on windows. The keystoning and and other things we need to correct to get a straight picture may be a bit of a hassle but the results can be rewarding.


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.


Bird Mural (Two Photographs)

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On the same walk as the photos I took for yesterday’s post, I came across this wall art. While it’s beautiful in colour, my eye saw that black and white was better at capturing the quiet of the neighbourhood and the details in the building and street.


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.


Brutalism and Contrast (Two Photographs)

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With all my writing about contrast this week, I could not leave out one other observation. When it comes to photos with significant contrast black and white or colour are not at issue either one will do. However, one area for creative post-processing is in the luminance of the different parts of the photograph. It is possible to increase the contrasting light by adding or subtracting light with graduated software filters.


Contrast (Three Photographs)

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There is one thing I look for when doing city/street/urban landscapes and that is contrast. Contrast means I have a choice of colour or black and white. It makes the photo stand out that much better. In my view, color contrast, contrast between objects etc. make for great photos.