Thursday, February 11, 2010

Faux France

I am getting more involved in shapes, forms, darks, lights, and these two images from my downtown Los Angeles walk are a good example. It was Patti G. who pointed out the possibilities here, for which I'm grateful. Blinding reflections from a building on my left reflected onto the building directly in front of me, causing the bold forms of these trees to stand out beautifully.

I metered for the brightly lighted background building so that the trees would be underexposed and therefore blacker and bolder. I added some sepia toning and softening to give the image the look I wanted. It's oh, so France in winter, don't you think? Yeah. Right. I wish. ©Carol Leigh

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