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.


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