Sparklite

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Boardwalk Chain

Taken in the Toronto Music Gardens at the Spadina Wharf last month.

Post: Levels, Curves. Colour-shift to the highlights channel to add a tint of cyan to offset the warms in the rust.

This is my 80th image posted to shutterchance :)

Boardwalk Chain

Taken in the Toronto Music Gardens at the Spadina Wharf last month.

Post: Levels, Curves. Colour-shift to the highlights channel to add a tint of cyan to offset the warms in the rust.

This is my 80th image posted to shutterchance :)

comments (11)

Lovely selective focus.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 31 Jul 2006, 00:25
Yup, nice, not far off from my shot today smile
  • Mr Skee
  • SkeeTown (SL)
  • 31 Jul 2006, 00:32
Nice use of dof, but PP aside, this might look better in just plain ol' black and white smile
Iain Myrans: I tried this one in black and white many times -- different combinations in the channel mixer (monochrome mode) -- I just wansn't as happy. smile
  • Sinem
  • MK, United Kingdom
  • 31 Jul 2006, 01:05
I actually dig it in colour. Great DoF as well!
nice macro. terrific details on the chain.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 31 Jul 2006, 04:55
Have you tried using the gradient map for B&W conversion? Lovely shallow DOF shot.
Hey another chain link....sure you've checked out E's today..nice one smile
  • The Maven
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jul 2006, 12:12
Great use of DOF! The vertical positioning in the middle of the frame is the only thing I'll complain about. I think aligning it at an angle would improve the composition by making it more interesting.
Iain Myrans: Good tip. I"ll try that next time i see some chain.
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 31 Jul 2006, 13:11
terrific use of depth of field, - this is super!!!! I like it in colour, and am undecided if it would be better at an angle, sometimes it is worth thinking outside the box and going against the rules, ie placing in the centre and not angling at all.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jul 2006, 14:40
For me a stonking shot I like that just jumps up to me and says "You really really really like this shot you evil Subster". So I bestow on you a highly well deserved "I Likey" from the Subster (my 1st in a while smile) really works for me. Well done.

What more can I add? Love that you left thin in colour, love the DOF love the point of focuse, fove the framing.

Suby (full of surprises I am)
P.s
Very good PPing
I like the shot.. It's very well done, i just have one question... what's the definition of a 'stonking shot' exactly? Anyways, On to my art critic review....

In this image, we can see where Sparklite was working to dive deep into the human soul, to explore our desire to be free of the chains that bind us. The tight focus point, and large blurred area shows this focus on a single point, destroying the weakest link if you will. The growing white corrosion shows the slow realization that the chain is holding us back, that we must break it to move forwards. The contrast between the whites and browns on the chain it's self is representative of this struggle, the two sides fighting for control over the link in the chain. An excelent exploration of the soul as always Sparklite..

-V V-

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camera E-330
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shutterspeed 1/80s
aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 50.0mm
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