16 | May
"Rust Spots"
General: 4:43 PM on 12/25/04 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/1600sec | f/2.8 | 100mm (160mm) | ISO-100
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

Yeah, what an original title. Guess it's better than none at all...

It seems like rust is all too common a subject for photographers everywhere. However, I have never (at least not that I can remember) done any rust photos. This is actually another shot from my archives...a jpeg! It's odd how postprocessing differs between RAW and jpeg. I've gotten so used to RAW that I almost forgot the techniques that I used to use on jpegs, though the general idea is practically the same...just with different (and fewer) controls.

I have a b&w version of this shot using channels (+red, -blue) resulting in a completely black background and highly contrasted pipes (or posts, or whatever you call them). I decided for the rustic colors, however.

Thanks for all the positive feedback on yesterday's post! I really appreciate it.

categories: architecture

Thoughts of: Chantal
May 16th, 2005 at 2:46 AM

Nice and creative shot, the detail of a fence..... not one that many people would see..... GREAT!!

Thoughts of: paul
May 16th, 2005 at 4:10 AM

hehe, ye olde rust shot! ;) good framing ryan

Thoughts of: zerosun
May 16th, 2005 at 5:33 AM

simple but great composition. beautiful rich colors.

Thoughts of: Crash
May 16th, 2005 at 5:43 AM

the lighting is incredible! your bacground looks so warm and vibrant

Thoughts of: Nik
May 16th, 2005 at 8:41 AM

Very clean shot... simple yet says so much!!! Also, I just want to take the time to say a year ago today, you posted what has become my favorite photograph... although May 16, 2004 will rank No. 1 in my mind, I do say that your photography has improved soooo much here lately! YOU GO RYAN!

Thoughts of: Mark
May 16th, 2005 at 11:14 AM

Ah, color at last ;)

Great composition, lighting, and DOF.

I like it :)

Thoughts of: jyoseph
May 16th, 2005 at 12:51 PM

Awesome shot Ryan. I just got the 300d which shoots in RAW. I took a few test shots but couldn't figure out how to get them into photoshop. I guess I need to do my homework! :)

Thoughts of: yungyaw
May 16th, 2005 at 8:36 PM

Nice rusty pipes. Great DoF too. ;)

Thoughts of: Daniel G
May 16th, 2005 at 9:10 PM

Very good light !!! the rust durfaces are very well redered in this yellow cast...

Great dramatic background too.

Thoughts of: Guilherme Pinto
May 16th, 2005 at 10:29 PM

I have not been here in a while. I love your nature and macro shots, but it is good to see a different side of you. I think the color adds to this shot, so probably better than the B&W. I couldn't find the link to the B&W, so I am just guessing.

Thoughts of: Nancy
May 16th, 2005 at 10:42 PM

The background colors are beautiful and they match the foreground perfectly

Thoughts of: David H-W
May 17th, 2005 at 3:27 AM

Great light on this one Ryan - love the rust!

Thoughts of: potty
May 17th, 2005 at 7:00 PM

ryan, i'm assuming these are all taken with the 100mm macro? i don't have one yet, but i think if i had to pick one lens, i think that would be it.

Thoughts of: flygirl
May 18th, 2005 at 5:09 AM

Great rusty details, beautiful contrast and DOF. Simple and stunning...

Thoughts of: Tim Walker
May 24th, 2005 at 8:31 AM

I love images like this -- the study of the beauty inherent in little details that might otherwise be passed over, like the little canvas of flaking paint and rust in this image. Very nicely spotted. I particularly like the depth of field effect in it.

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