Some days you just get lucky.  On this particular night, I was walking through Old Town Fort Collins on the way to dinner.  Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted this ceiling light in the doorway to the 1st Bank building.  I excused myself for a minute, stepped inside to make the shot, and resumed the walk to dinner.  My favorite image of the week:


Ceiling Lamp

Apple iPhone 7, ProCam app, EV -2

Digital Darkroom.  The most important part of this photo was the decision to lower the exposure by two stops.  This prevented the lights from being blown out.  In post-production, I lowered the exposure still more, with a particular emphasis on the shadows.  I also increased clarity and contrast, and adjusted the white balance to give it a warmer tone.  My goal was to make the light look like a flower.  The square crop worked well with the subject, and helped removed some background clutter as well.


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.

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