Posts tagged “Urban Landscape

Purpose (Two Photographs)

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I may have shot this scene before but with the door open and with people in it. Just a lovely bit of scenery. I wanted to do it justice in both colour and black and white, though my preference is the black and white, given the detail and texture.

 


Montreal Windows (Two Photographs)

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Montreal is a a bigger, busier city than Ottawa and provided more opportunity and some additional challenges (like traffic) for my kind of city photography. Both photos are HDR, originally shot in B&W, processed in colour and filtered back to B&W.

 


As Intended (Two Photographs)

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When I do window display shots like these my first thought is that this is not what the window designer intended. My angle and my choice of what to shoot, changes the intended display into another form of art. Window displays are sometimes works of art that have impact on viewers, much like photography.


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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Modern (Two Photographs)

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On this blog I have said that I am no fan of the modern glass and concrete towers that increasingly dominate the skyline. This is mostly because looked at straight on there is not much to them. It takes reflections, clouds and a view from a certain angle to make them interesting.


Simple (Three Photographs)

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I read an article that argued for simple photographs. The examples were not helpful in terms of defining simple. But I get the main point, sometimes the most simple compositions have an impact. In this series of windows, I kept it simple. Although I used Photoshop HDR pro to do all three from bracketed shots, the simple applies to the composition.


A Restaurant (Two Photographs)

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I was trying to use Luminar 2018 for B&W as well as HDR Pro in Photoshop at 32 bit. The results are not bad for black and white photos and it may be a process I will use again.  Skylum is putting all of its efforts into Luminar. Noiseless, Tonality and Intensity CK, programs I use on a daily basis, are now legacy programs not to be updated. Noise reduction in Luminar appears no different than Lightoom and there is no replacement for the filters I use in Intensity CK . So I am trying out all of Luminar’s tricks before even thinking about looking for an alternative.