5 | May
"Twins"
General: 6:11 PM on 5/4/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/60sec | f/5.6 | 44mm (70mm) | ISO-100
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -2/3
Flash: No

Abe and I went shooting today after putting the final touches on his new photoblog, scheduled to be released tomorrow. We are both excited!

This photo was taken yesterday during our shoot. It is yet another attempt to extend my style into different areas. Normally I'm not good a this kind of thing (extending my horizons), but I do believe this one came out quite well.

There is obviously some postprocessing done. I created a channels adjustment layer the image (desaturation alone didn't give me the dark, contrasted bricks that I wanted). I then created a mask for the phone booths and applied it to the mask on the channels adjustment layer. The color "cuts through", as it were.

Thanks to Abe again for the inspiration and for assistance with the title. Note: I am changing the title of april 29 to something slightly different as "Twins" fits this one quite well.

categories: architecture

Thoughts of: Abe
May 5th, 2005 at 2:07 AM

This is by far my favorite pic you've done, and, one of the most interesting and best pics I've seen on the web, period. GREAT shot!

Extending your horizons was definitely worth the effort!

Thoughts of: Sidney
May 5th, 2005 at 3:48 AM

Indeed, great shot !

Love the colors and the composition.

Thoughts of: Mark
May 5th, 2005 at 11:27 AM

Ooh, I LOVE it!

Great work Ryan :)

Thoughts of: Jamie
May 5th, 2005 at 12:22 PM

Very nice work, indeed!

Thoughts of: Matt
May 5th, 2005 at 1:31 PM

Great job. I like how you made the blues stand out.

Thoughts of: paul
May 5th, 2005 at 5:50 PM

stunning, love this shot ryan.

Thoughts of: mario
May 5th, 2005 at 6:15 PM

Really interesting color channeling :)

The contrast between dark top and bright bottom of the picture, cut in the middle with something refreshing as..use of color :) or when eye catches the horizontal pattern, phone booths break it with their vertical composition.

Thoughts of: G N Bassett
May 5th, 2005 at 6:36 PM

I particularly like the desaturated appearance of the bricks against the strong blues. Very nice.

Thoughts of: Nik
May 5th, 2005 at 10:33 PM

I have to say, weird but soooooooo cool, I deffinately like it!

Thoughts of: Zishaan
May 6th, 2005 at 8:06 AM

This is awesome. Works so very well.

Thoughts of: Darren
May 6th, 2005 at 8:11 AM

The color of the phones is so vibrant--good post processing work. As for the composition, it's a job well done.

Thoughts of: Michael Czeiszperger
May 7th, 2005 at 6:25 AM

Cute! Often the color thing can be a gimmik, but this really works...

Thoughts of: Chet
May 7th, 2005 at 12:00 PM

Very cool. I like the high contrast and the color. Effective.

Thoughts of: Tristan
May 9th, 2005 at 2:57 AM

Interesting, somewhat provocative, good composition... a pretty good photo! The postprocessing is pretty good. Makes the booths stand out, of course.

It's interesting... I don't know, it doesn't jump out at me. Good expansion of horizons though, keep it up.

Thoughts of: royrak
May 9th, 2005 at 7:45 PM

This it's a nice shot, I like the postprocessing, really well done.

Thoughts of: tim Walker
May 11th, 2005 at 10:10 PM

This is a great image. Who can resist things in pairs? It humanizes a pair of telephones into a couple of some sort. Very nicely spotted.

Thoughts of: tim Walker
May 11th, 2005 at 10:11 PM

This is a great image. Who can resist things in pairs? It humanizes a pair of telephones into a couple of some sort. Very nicely spotted.

Thoughts of: izzy
May 19th, 2005 at 7:10 PM

great shot!

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