WIRR 2017, September Week 1

I spent this week at a conference in Chicago, IL. While I’m sure there are plenty of photo ops in this city, my time was taken up by the conference. But my daily photo project never stops, and thankfully there was lots to photograph in the historic Hilton Chicago. Many of the conference sessions were held in an old ballroom, with magnificent chandeliers overhead. My trusty iPhone allowed me to capture one of these beautiful lights, and it became my favorite image of the week.


iPhone 7, f/1.8 at 1/120, ISO 40.

Digital Darkroom. I started by using TouchReTouch to remove a few specks and ornamental decorations from the ceiling. I wanted a clean circular image. From there I warmed it up, and added exposure, contrast, and clarity. I then lowered highlights and shadows. I ended with a square crop to bring the image some additional symmetry.

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.