Challenge: Your Corner of the World III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Location: San Francisco Bay
Date: Oct 15, 2009
Galleries: Vintage, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2009
|Bay Bridge, shot from the Vallejo ferry on my way home from work. Shooting it from the Bay provides a slightly different look than customarily seen from SF or Oakland approaches, and I think shows off the simplicity and grace of its form. I grew up in the East Bay and always loved this bridge ... something about it reminds of its gritty 1930s Depression-era roots. That vibe also fits Oakland, always with a chip on its shoulder in the shadow of its more famous cousin across the bay.
I tried to bring these impressions out by accentuating the image grain through various exposure, curves and white balance adjustments to the RAW image, then popping the grain even more with a slight use of the Noise filter (permitted in Basic) after resizing.
Not a very DPC friendly image. Predicting about a 5.2, with lots of "too much noise" comments.
Thanks for the views and comments. I really appreciated the number of comments and the back and forth on the image. I would have loved to go for a more film grain feel for this, but since it was Basic I was limited to using the Noise filter, and that gave it more of a digital/artificial feel that some picked up on.
The 7+ score from the commenters was pretty sweet, and so was the overall vote distribution, lots of high scores for this type of image, dragged down by a lot of 1s 2s and 3s. One of the more unusual vote distrtibutions I've received around here, and clearly shows this was a love it or hate it attempt.
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