WIRR 2017, November Week 2

It was cloudy and drizzling as I made my way to work last Friday, the last day of a particularly busy week. My work load kept me from going too far afield, but as a point of personal pride I still keep up daily photo project. The cloudy weather meant soft light, which was perfect for a subject I had checked out a few days before. Our campus has a Japanese garden which is actually quite pretty. Scattered around are tables with umbrellas (more for sun than for rain in southern California). Regular readers of this feature are probably tired of hearing me talk about yellow and blue, but here those colors are again, in what became my favorite image of the week.

Blue Umbrella

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 18mm, f/3.6 at 1/60, ISO 1600.

Digital Darkroom. Besides the usual small tweaks, I increased the saturation of the blue channel, and decreased the hue of the purple channel to obtain the shade of blue that I wanted.

Earlier in the week I shot the converse image- Yellow Umbrella

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.