17 | May
"Fire Hydrant"
General: 6:32 PM on 3/31/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/160sec | f/4.0 | 100mm (160mm) | ISO-100
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -2/3
Flash: No

Not a particularly interesting picture except for it's lighting and colors. I'm not sure whether I should have darkened the background a bit more (increased shadows in Camera RAW, for those of you familiar with RAW/PS), but I guess it's ok. The overal luminance of the photograph looks ok, and I have a tendancy to overcontrast/overdarken my photographs, so I figure this is one time to hold off. Slight cropping and perspective correction. I don't have a whole lot more to say, so I'll just shut up and let the photo do the talking.

categories: architecture

Thoughts of: Chantal
May 17th, 2005 at 3:30 AM

Great close-up; the yellow color is a good combination with the gray underground, and that little bunch of grass in the back gives a nice addition. I like the idea to take this photo, not many people see that this can give a great shot, you did. You have an eye for it.

Thoughts of: Stray
May 17th, 2005 at 4:38 AM

Mmm - I just luuurv the image density of 300D pics - and this composition just slurps it up like a big slurpy thing.

Thoughts of: Chet
May 17th, 2005 at 6:40 AM

The colors on the rocks themselves are pretty amazing. Is that purple thing in the corner a flower?

Thoughts of: G N Bassett
May 17th, 2005 at 8:03 AM

Good strong shot, you're lucky you had time to get it between the parade of dogs going by.

Thoughts of: Nik
May 17th, 2005 at 9:49 AM

I like the strikeing colors :)

Thoughts of: Jasmin
May 17th, 2005 at 9:51 AM

The best pictures are of simple, everyday objects depicted in a different light, like you have. :)

Thoughts of: Abe Savona
May 17th, 2005 at 11:11 AM

I really like the lighting here!

Thoughts of: frisky?
May 17th, 2005 at 11:15 AM

like the lighting in this one.

Thoughts of: bluefrog
May 17th, 2005 at 11:40 AM

I am guessing the light is form a late afternoon/early evening sun adding a decidedly orange cast to the scene. Was the color of the water hydrant orange? I think the contrast is just about right; any darker and you would have lost the texture of the rocks for sure. Maybe you could have played with the curves in PS to darken just the highlights a bit, but over all, this photo is perfect just the way it is.

Warm regards,


Thoughts of: Darren
May 17th, 2005 at 11:54 AM

I think this picture works without any further adjustments. Great job, by the way. If you get the urge, play with the channel mixer in monotone. I have a feeling it may look pretty interesting in B&W, too.

Thoughts of: Mark
May 17th, 2005 at 12:08 PM

I like the composition, and colors :)

Thoughts of: Alec Long
May 17th, 2005 at 7:17 PM

Yep...I like the color and light in this one too.

Thoughts of: Sidney
May 17th, 2005 at 9:05 PM

Those are stunning colors ! There is even an orange reflection on the little stones.

Great shot !

Thoughts of: Crash
May 17th, 2005 at 9:11 PM

good lighting, good color on it ....

Thoughts of: genedavinci
May 18th, 2005 at 4:18 AM

bright orange! love the colours from the rocks. would be better if the purple flower is not in the photo :)

Thoughts of: flygirl
May 18th, 2005 at 5:08 AM

Great color, love this strong orange, absolutely stunning. Always love simple yet beautiful shots like this one...

Thoughts of: izzy
May 19th, 2005 at 7:02 PM

very beautiful color!

Thoughts of: Earl
May 20th, 2005 at 1:30 AM

I just getting used to the RAW workflow. I like the picture the way it is. I love to look for scenes where an item of interest is in this kind of light, where the light is gone in another 5 minutes. It just pops off the background.

Thoughts of: Tim Walker
May 24th, 2005 at 8:30 AM

It's an interesting picture to me, both compositionally and technically. Nice color complement between the fire plug and the purple flowers top right - those tiny, restrained bits of color complement are very powerful. I also like that this plant to the left and the fire plug are coexisting in this space. The textures and color in this piece are really working nicely.

Thoughts of: Sonja
July 6th, 2007 at 1:06 PM

i see a bit of humor here like the plant is saying "oooooh i'm soooo thirsty.... so... close!"

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