ARCHIVE 268 – PENZANCE STAIRS WITH DRINKS CAN
January 6, 2017 17 Comments
Inhibition is a strange thing – and most often something which I refuse to give in to. After all, doesn’t that song from The Rocky Horror Picture Show say something like “Do it, don’t dream it!’? But I’ve rambled on before about the – as I see it – cardinal sin of digital photography being trying to pass off some highly manipulated colour image as point of capture reality, and that is something I’m quite sure about.
So, here, yes this a picture of a drinks can on partially sunlit stairs in Penzance, but I’ve made the sunlit area much brighter than it actually was and I’ve very significantly increased the bright orange of the can to make it more prominent. I feel better for letting you all know that!
This was originally posted under ‘Colour’, and its an example of very little colour helping a picture. The green at top center, the (now) blazing orange can and the deep brown of the handrail are all relatively small items, but remove them and the picture loses something, and presenting it in straight monochrome makes it very featureless indeed – although there may be some potential for a really radical black and white conversion here.
D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 800 ISO.