3935 – Sparse

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Jul 292017
 

Villach does not have a big park. It doesn’t need one. It’s small enough that you’re out of town and in the country in a few minutes.

Villach has a small park though with a fountain in a shallow pool. In autumn, when the pool is already empty and prepared for winter, I like to take photographs there. The russet dead leaves on the blue paint make for a very pleasing color contrast in times when nice colors are often hard to come by 🙂

3907 – Vines and a Green Wall

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Jul 012017
 

Color correction for this simple image of red vines in front of a green wall was problematic, to say the least.

As far as I remember, the wall was green and the vines were red. So far, so good. How red? How green? The white balance chosen by the camera was way off, so I couldn’t rely on that.

I finally settled on 5100 / +10, a little bit cooler than what Lightroom considers “Daylight”. Looks good on the wall, maybe a little too warm on the vines, but going cooler makes the wall look off. Otherwise I’ve adjusted vibrancy and saturation in preference of keeping detail. Maybe it looks well enough, at least that’s the best I can do. In any case, this is an image that would need extra treatment for a print.

3741 – I Didn’t Arrange That

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Jan 162017
 

A small twig with leaves on a white patch of paint on the street. I didn’t arrange that, I just saw it.

Would I?

Some people do, but even if I don’t, it has nothing to do with purism at all. It’s not my thing. Photography is a meditative act for me, an act of seeing, not an act of arranging.

This is not good or bad. In the end both ways of photography are acts of creating. It’s just that I find one relaxing and the other tedious. Most of the time.

Sometimes I even admire this art of arranging things.

3450 – Frosty Situation II

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Mar 302016
 

It’s already early Spring around here, but image-wise we are just diving into Winter. Rest assured, it won’t last very long.

Actually I had already wondered whether my lust to take images was gone. Then last Saturday I made 20 images on one short walk through Villach. This is not 20 exposures taken, this is 20 images processed and ready to be used on the blog. Not all of them are first rate, but, well, neither is everything I’ve published so far. In any case, I seemingly need just a lazy hour from time to time 😀