Slices of The Big Blue

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/11 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/11
[click image for larger size]

Some absolute genius painted this wall exactly the same colour as early morning, mid october sky. It is almost the same hue of blue, brilliant! Who could plan that? I think that it looks as though the wall has been removed and that the sky is shining through the crack. Of course I could not resist photographing it.

My moods often alter between time of photographing and time of posting. I find escape through photography, the reality of reality is nonexistent while I wander the streets and making my work. At that point it is only ever me, my camera and the things I photograph. Escapism. It can be days, weeks or even months before I decided to share the images I take, which can lead to my feelings of that image changing, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. Now, for the most part, I think it works, as long as I am not tainted by the new work I make or twisted by the news of the present. Things seem to sliding into the gutters right now, reading the horror stories can really bum me out and that can impact on how I feel about my work on any given day but that aside, I generally think it is good to take the time to let work breath, let me breath, so that I can really see what is the best piece to share. This little discovery is one of them.

Original unedited image
Original unedited image

As you can see from the original I have upped the vibrancy of that beautiful blue present in the image. I am sure this is a very true representation of the scene but in my mind’s eye those blues were shockingly bright so I adjust the final image to represent that. I also darken the shadows by adjusting the levels and then I did a spot of dodging and burning to help add contrast to the image. Photo done.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy Viewing

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