I bring my D7000 with me to work on occasion and walk around the streets during my lunch breaks, shooting random shots while I walk to and from whatever place I decide to get lunch. It’s usually in the middle of the day, so the lighting is less than ideal and most of the shots never make it much further than my camera, but the lighting actually helped to make this image work.
I love how the pole hits the top-left corner while the other three are hit with the creases between the slabs of concrete, and the balance that the shadows on the right side of the image provide. It’s pretty different from landscapes and buildings that I typically post, but I think it turned out pretty well and would love to shoot some more in the same vein (Is it just me, or did that sound like a drug reference?!).
I made this from 2 shots, merged and tonemapped in Photomatix Pro, then used the Lens Correction feature in Photoshop to exaggerate the fisheye effect and give the left side of the post a little more “bend”. I didn’t do much to the color, I thought the muted grays with green accent worked out well. I took another one with my fingers pressing the button, but I thought it looked kinda posed and cheesy so I went with this one instead.
As always, enjoy, and feel free to give any feedback you may have.
Posted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011-->