Monday, 28 February 2011

Picture window


I regularly pass by this house in Saltaire.  It is now an office and they leave the lights on in just one room at night.  The room has a beautiful turquoise wall and the whole window glows a beautiful blue at night.  (The wall used to be an orangey-coral and that gave a lovely warm glow, but I do rather like the blue.)  I've faffed about with this photo a bit in Photoshop, just to make it a bit more arty.  I can't now remember every step I took but it included getting rid of some tree branches that overlapped the window and spoiled the symmetry, tweaking the hue and saturation a bit and adding a soupçon of poster edges.

One thing that T Becque and I seem to have in common is that we're drawn to windows and doors and generally to shapes in buildings.  She makes some wonderful images in her part of the world, Tucson, Arizona, including some great pictures with a Holga camera.  If you don't know her blog Thoughts in Images, go there now!!

8 comments:

  1. This is lovely, Jenny!! I'm not in your league at all! Also, not able to do any tweaking, as I don't know how! I just point my little camera and hope that the resulting image turns out OK :)

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  2. Your photography gets better and better Jenny. It is that ability to spot an image - and frame it - that marks it out.

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  3. Interesting color of the window, both cyan and blue. Viridian branch shadows on the frame too. Great Image.

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  4. Funny, before I read your commentary I was instantly drawn to this photo! I love the colors of it and the darkness surrounding the window. Thank you very much for the compliment of mentioning me in your blog.

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  5. Wonderful composition, Jenny! This blue is fantastic!

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  6. Oooh that is such a beautiful hue, I would be drawn to that window too! ~Lili

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