Photographically, Fridays are always thrilling. These are the days when I have no time to spare, the days when I travel from Vienna to Carinthia, and on most Fridays I have trouble to come up with something usable. When I’m lucky, I manage to find it in the morning, when I’m not, I leave work for the Underground, knowing that I have about 500 meters with no time to stop, and by then I have to have an image. This was such a Friday.
Weather was less than optimal, it did just not rain, and when I looked across the street, I saw this angel watching over two windows with reddish curtains. That was it, in my hurry I could not find anything more.
Esther Emma Jongste, blogger and creator of one of my most favorite SoFoBoMo contributions, “Colorful Daily Details“, recently asked me if I always have a plan how to process an image. My answer was, that I normally just play around, have some techniques ready, try things and simply go along in the direction where it looks good. It is a bit like having a big block of marble, and instead of exactly knowing how the statue will look like, you chip a little here, a little there, and while you take stone away, a form emerges.
Well, this image was different. In this case I exactly knew what I wanted and how I wanted to get there. The steps were quite similar to those in “683 – Welcome To The Republic“. Nice, popping red, huh??