Sunday, April 23, 2006

Age and Misuse

A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I went to a junk yard area in search of some new subject material. This was one of the images that I came up with. I have some others that I may share some time in the future.

The photo was cropped and desaturated. I then added the brown hue and a small amount of noise. I feel that the added effects enhance the feeling of age and misuse. Also, the containers in the background were a distraction when the photo was in colour.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 45mm, f/8.0, 1/60 sec, ISO 50


Blogger Ali said...

SUPER shot! I really really like this shot. Its the colour that gets me. Perfectly suits the composition. Great work!

10:32 AM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Nicola said...

Wow, this looks really taken apart.

11:04 AM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

Not much left of this one.

I like the tone. Cool shot.

I can see how the background would be distracting especially if the containers were all different colors.

I wonder, did you take pics of the containers too? I'm thinking they would be interesting as well.

12:19 PM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

The tones are just fabulous.Wow.Great shot.

12:32 PM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

Very nice! You put a lot of work into this shot!

1:26 PM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

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This shot through its processing has a very strong vandalised and abandoned expression. The choise of colour cast is a very good in emphasising the very aspect you wanted to convey.

2:14 PM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger rich_of_spirit said...

Excellent framing. Great Shot.

3:27 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Junk yard, rust yard, brown tones? IT WORKS. Good capture.

Can you try and add a little bit more contrast or sharpness to this shot. Looks a little bit on the flat side. It may work (may). :) Suby

3:44 PM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Excellent post processing work. I agree 100% with your decision to desaturate...background colour would take away from the subject.

Very well done!

3:54 PM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

two great posts - really like something about the "age and misuse" post - although i cant put my fingure on it

3:57 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Pete said...

Caused a bit of a stir I see. This really grabbed me when I saw it. The flatness really adds to the effect. Its a beauty

4:06 PM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Wolf said...

Urban decay, great shot like the tone!

5:56 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous unklrbrt said...

Hi Timmy,

Great shot.
You've got the "gift".
Keep on "analysing" the stuff you shoot & process - I think that is why your doing so well - it also makes for an interesting "blog".

Missed you this a.m., but seeing Bethany more than made up for it. Looking forward to Tuesday Tulips. Maybe I can learn something?


7:42 PM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Sidney said...

Nicely framed and processed. Sepia tone is perfect for this subject!

2:05 AM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

The monochromatic color scheme is perfect for this subject. Nice work.

3:03 AM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger jj said...


7:03 AM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Ana said...

I am going to go against the flow here and say that the brown just seems to be too much to me. I would much rather have seen this in a deep b/w or a sepia to have the tones at least change through out the shot. The 'sameness' of colour takes focus away from the subject,imo. But I do really like the framing of the shot and the subject matter is great.

7:56 AM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger Don said...

The deep tone give the picture a nostalgic feeling. The brown seems fine to me. Effective picture!

8:58 AM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous unklrbrt said...

Hi timmybomb,

antsyl & I were just discussing phtgrfy and I thought of a great title for your first book - "Rookkie Photographer gone Wild" - I'm not kidding, I'm sure it would sell millions. can we write the forward or whatever you call that thing in the beginning of books where authors get famous people to write some BS so that they can include the "famous name" on the cover & hopefully sell more books.

See you guys tomorrow. How early do you want to get up to catch the beautiful early morning light in skagit Valley?


ps - I email me anything so I have you email address

10:15 AM, April 24, 2006  

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