Month: March 2023
Modern galleries present a lot of opportunities to take stark, geometric pictures.
… comes earlier in the UK (mid-March)
Click any image to see them all full-sized.
Another Rainy Train to London
We did some more gallery-hopping a couple of Fridays ago and once again it was raining. The top image is at the same place as a similar image posted a week or two ago which we saw them erecting last time. It’s a billboard for Klarna, offering to let you stretch out your payments, the long orange stripe being a dachshund, more of a stretch as a metaphor than a series of extended payments to my mind.
A window looking out on a little courtyard. The smears on the stuff in the window looked like hands rising up to me. The mirror in the bottom image didn’t seem to be able to reflect me, and was angled in such a way as to create a little bit of a trompe l’oeil effect with the glass bowl in the reflection different from the stone bowl in the foreground.
A bit like my Meadowlands series, there are some industrial interruptions in the lovely English countryside as well.
What happens when you extend too far into the lane.
Two shots of Carron Pond in Farnham Park, one converted to black and white, the other left in full colour.
Countryside with Distant Sheep
This is a full color image.
Evidence of Friday?
Two more snow images, another lesson in exposure. These were converted to B&W using Fujifilm’s ACROS film curve in Capture One. You can see that they’re not as cool as the last image. They’re also a bit gray – brightening anymore was creating hot spots. The better solution would have been to set the correct exposure in the camera, not afterwards.
We had a little snow a couple of weeks ago. Shooting snow is always interesting. The camera’s meter is aiming for an average luminescence of something like 18% gray so the images will be too dark unless you brighten them up. Also, depending on the sky, the images will often be on the cool side.