I Love Lines!

I Love Lines!

Updated Feb, 25th 2013

I Love Lines!

Every few months, Brisbane City Council runs city photowalks. They're led by a pro photographer and the groups are deliberately kept small. As we were walking through an open space on the way to the river when I spotted this carpark. Everyone else kept walking on, but I felt compelled to stop.

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After (I couldn't resist doing a quick edit of the previous picture):

I loved the way the vertical installation broke up the lines of the spiral carpark. However, the fluorescent lights blew out the pictures I took, so I moved on. A little way along I came across another pleasing view of the installation that was nicely framed by two columns.

Before:

After:

The edit: I applied a graduated filter to the overblown sky, recovered the highlights, cropped the image, applied some noise reduction and tweaked a few of the usual sliders. I was quite happy with the before image, so I was surprised at how much better I could make it look.

Thanks Pei!

(Apologies for the cropped cover photo, I could not get the uploader to change to portrait orientation.)

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(A few other people added extra pictures to their projects, so I thought I'd follow suit. I had a difficult time choosing which photo I'd post because the edit of this next photo was a lot more difficult and definitely more dramatic, and thus might provoke more discussion. I think it looks good but constructive feedback is always welcome.)

Beach Grasses

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