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2009 Challenge – Day 56: Concrete

25 Feb

2009 Photo Challenge - Day 56: Concrete (1)I had trouble deciding which one to submit today so I submitted two!

The one to the immediate left I am calling “Concrete Stairway to Heaven.” I have deliberately overexposed this a little to see if I could make it a bit more interesting… I have been reading up on techniques where overexposure is used deliberately, so I tried my hand at it here. There is actually a window up there with shutters!

I was about 2cm off including a cigarette butt in the photo – but that would have ruined the ‘heaven’ effect!

My other shot is also overexposed deliberately.

It is a concrete drain, which I then used the tutorial at DPS to fiddle with duotones to see if that makes it more appealing.

I think the additional colour works well, and adds a funkiness to the picture that wasn’t there as a straight black and white or colour image.

Do you have any favourite images from Day 56 of the 2009 Photo Challenge? Check out Flickr photos with the 200challenge and concrete tags.

2009 Photo Challenge - Day 56: Concrete (2)The building materials has been a challenging topic so far.

I haven’t come across some of the materials – concrete seems to be the most prolific in the areas that I frequent in Singapore!

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