Antique Amusement Park Gondola – Color or Monochrome?

While working on this towards the end of my intentional color workflow, I accidentally applied a b&w filter.  Immediately, I was convinced to go back and also apply my typical monochrome workflow.  Color or monochrome?  Both have their merits.  Obtaining a pleasing color balance in the color version was quite challenging.  I may go back and work on it more with fresh eyes.

Antique Sky Ride - Color
Antique Sky Ride – Color

In the monochrome version, I experimented with luminosity adjustments and ended up slightly dropping the red, green and blue.  This helped provide some tonal separation provided naturally in the color composition.

Antique Sky Ride - Monochrome
Antique Sky Ride – Monochrome

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Cheers,

C. S.

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Antique Atlas Bicycle Composition Study

This rack of antique Atlas bicycles at Golden Oldies in High Point, North Carolina, was an excellent subject for a composition study.  For each composition, I shot a range of exposures from f8 up to f16. The f-stop and lens focal length used is appended to the end of the title.

Antique Atlas Bicycle 2
Antique Atlas Bicycle 2 at f8, 30mm

The first three compositions were shot with a Tamron 15-30mm lens.  The last was with my Nikon 28-300mm.

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Antique Atlas Bicycle 3 at f16, 30mm

I looked up this brand; it’s from India and is one of the top global bicycle manufacturers.  Several of the seats are from the Hero bicycle brand, also a top manufacturer in India.  This suggests these were sold and used in India.

Antique Atlas Bicycle 4
Antique Atlas Bicycle 4 at f11, 26mm
Antique Atlas Bicycle 1
Antique Atlas Bicycle 1 f8, 70mm

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C. S.

Antique Trellis Abstracts

I’ve been spying the menagerie of antiques outside this cool antique store in High Point, North Carolina called Golden Oldies.  They sell mostly to the international home furnishing industry, based here in High Point.  Last week, I finally found a little time for a late afternoon visit.  These rusty iron trellises were my first subject of study.

Antique Trellis Abstract 1
Antique Trellis Abstract 1
Antique Trellis Abstract 2
Antique Trellis Abstract 2

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C. S.

Gallery Hop 4, The Dancers, pt 3

Closing out this DADA Gallery Hop series with photos of these cute children dancing to 60’s British Invasion songs for perhaps, the first time.  I think they liked it!

May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 3
May DADA Gallery Hop Young Dancers 3

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C. S.

Gallery Hop 4: The Dancers pt 2

In addition to the local British Invasion cover band, The GB’s, the May Gallery Hop appreciation for 60’s culture included these Go-Go dancers.  With these compositions, I continued my study of pop art styling workflows, first featured in my previous post.

May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 2

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C. S.

Gallery Hop 4: The Dancers – pt 1

Going for a harder pop-art feel, I continued experimenting this week with several filter mash-ups.  This post features a blend of several cool posterization, solarize and other styling effects.

May DADA Gallery Hop 60s Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop 60’s Dancers 1

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C. S.

Gallery Hop 3: The Band

The May Gallery Hop featured live music from the GB’s, a 60’s British Invasion band based out of Winston-Salem.  For this post, I wanted to come up with a pop-art photo styling technique.  Over the last several days, I experimented with several filters in Filter Forge 7 and came up with a cool mash up starting with the Local Norm and Cold Fear filter presets.

The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 2
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 2
The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 1
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 1
The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 4
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 4
The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 3
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 3

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Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 2: Artist at ARTivity on the Green

Walking through the ARTivity on the Green urban park early Friday evening, I met Em, a graphic artist working on an elaborate pen an ink drawing.  The park sits on N. Liberty St, one block over from Trade St, the heart of the Downtown Arts District.

Artist at ARTivity on the Green
Artist at ARTivity on the Green

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Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 1: Girls Can Change the World!

I’m starting a series of street photography captures from my visit to the Downtown Art District Association (DADA) Gallery Hop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  This young street artist conveys an important and very relevant message!

Girls Can Change the World
Girls Can Change the World

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Cheers,

C. S.