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Akira

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Light, shadow and gradation
« on: July 10, 2015, 18:32:16 »
Just as the title says...
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Re: Light, shadow and gradation
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 18:38:29 »
what mix of light temperatures

nicely join by the opening in the stairs
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Re: Light, shadow and gradation
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 20:26:22 »
Akira, well seen and captured. I for one would be too blond to have even seen a photo here.
Having said that - I find a couple of things distracting - but those are my nits and I am sometimes just picky
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Re: Light, shadow and gradation
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2015, 20:31:43 »
Lovely combination of shape and colour movement.
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Re: Light, shadow and gradation
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2015, 02:28:09 »
Thanks, guys, for stopping by and commenting!

Elsa, I think I hear you, and would agree on some nit-picks.  However, the interesting light and shape were irresistible in this case.  :)

As you already sensed, the color temperture, hue, vibrance and saturation were tweaked to enhance the color casts of incandescent and fluorescent lightings.
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Re: Light, shadow and gradation
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2015, 03:38:47 »
Lovely photo Akira. Looks like a duck or swan :)
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Re: Light, shadow and gradation
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2015, 05:58:28 »
First I sqw the colors, then the shape, and finally the repeated shape  (in the shadow, top right and bottom left). Bottom line: an austere scene can make a good shot.
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Re: Light, shadow and gradation
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2015, 06:41:17 »
Jakov, thanks.  I like images that inspire different interpretations.

Airy, I'm a strong believer of the simplicity, although I sometimes enjoy complicated stuff, too.
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Re: Light, shadow and gradation
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2015, 07:14:52 »
Akira - yes I agree those  color temperture, hue, vibrance and saturation must be tweaked - and I can see many more possibilities just playing with those - but I like the ones you chose. I must admit that was the first thing I saw about the image - and liked.
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Re: Light, shadow and gradation
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2015, 17:02:58 »
Elsa, thanks again.  I like this this color coordination of lime green and orange.
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