Walled

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f/8 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, f/8
[click image for larger size]

I took this photo back in early September, just as the summer months were coming to a close. The days were still very bright, with a distinct lack of cloud cover, which meant a lot of extremely harsh, untampered, bright light, causing lots of strange and lovely shadows to form and fall wherever they may. Perfect pickings for my style of street photography.

I was drawn to this scene because of the shadow of the foreground. The mix of texture, overlapping colours and shadows were all very appealing. I used this shadow as the base for the image, building the picture up bit by bit, adding more and more, until I was happy that there was enough to make a good working shot.

Original unedited image
Original unedited image

As I wasn’t quick enough to change the image size in-camera I settled for snapping the shot and cropping later in post production. I feel that the image is much stronger as a square as it helps emphasise the wall and the shadow, which is the part of the image I want most focus to be on. For editing I darkened the image overall, increase the saturation but only by a little bit and then I burned all the dark areas until they were black, helping remove any distracting details and helping increase the contrast in the image. I think it all works well.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy viewing

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