Sunday
Nov192017

WIRR 2017, November Week 1

This week’s image reminds me of an abstract painting. Alternating splotches of yellow and and black decorate a black and grey mottled background. Horizontal lines cover the splotches, while the background is cracked like dry mud. There is a repeating pattern, three rows of three yellow circles, but the pattern is broken up by the inconsistent placement of the black and one yellow circle. I loved the patterns and colors, so this became my favorite image of the week.

Glue Splotches

iPhone 7.

So what is it really? The Northern Hotel is a landmark of Fort Collins architecture. In between the windows on the first floor, there is black paneling on the walls (picture here). One of the panels had fallen off, revealing the glue underneath. I shot this on just the right day, because it was repaired a few days later.

Digital Darkroom. Just small changes to contrast, blacks, clarity, and saturation.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.

 

Sunday
Nov122017

Top 5 Pumpkin Beers

As a public service, I'm providing this list of the best pumpkin brews to enjoy this holiday season.

 

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There are no good pumpkin beers.  Stop it, people.  Just.  Stop it.

Sunday
Nov122017

WIRR 2017, October Week 5

I love the façades of the buildings in Old Town Fort Collins, but always struggle with how to shoot them. I’m not a big fan of the keystone effect from shooting directly underneath. This angle seemed to work for me. The sets of branches reaching towards each other, and of course, the blue colors, made this my favorite image of the week.

Blue Reflections

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 18mm, f/9 at 1/200, ISO 400.

Digital Darkroom. Small adjustments to highlights and shadows. I added some saturation to the blues.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.

 

Monday
Nov062017

WIRR 2017, October Week 4

One of the things I always appreciate while walking around Old Town Fort Collins are the flowers. Early in the spring, the city installs pots all over town, and these are often refreshed throughout the year. On Walnut Street, two of the pots were recently switched out to use some hardy decorative kale. I love the strong colors, the contrast between the purple and the green, and the jagged concentric circles. I took a shot at it straight down and this became my favorite image of the week.

Kale

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 55mm, f/8 at 1/30, ISO 800.

Digital Darkroom. Pretty minimal changes here. Increased contrast by +30 and clarity by +42. That was all I needed to bring out the colors and texture.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.

 

Tuesday
Oct312017

Eclipse Follow-up

This article has a great description of totality, and hits upon the "Who wants to look at a black hole where the sun was supposed to be?" theme that I was trying to express.  Vi Hart does it better.

What I did not expect was an unholy horror sucking the life and light and warmth out of the universe with long reaching arms, that what I’d seen in pictures was not an exaggeration but a failure to capture the extent of this thing that human eyes, and not cameras, are uniquely suited to absorb the horror of.