Old Town Fort Collins has been busy with construction for months now. Some old buildings were razed, and the Elizabeth Hotel was constructed, along with a new parking garage. From my perspective, the best part is that I have a new block full of photographic subjects close to work. The image below shows steel grids on the exterior of the new parking garage, and became my favorite image of the week.

Steel Grid

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro, f/14 at 1/125, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom. Obviously this image was about the texture of the grid. I emphasized that with changes to exposure, contrast, blacks, clarity, and even the dehaze tool. Lightroom’s transform tool helped straighten some of the lines, as I was shooting up at an angle. After converting to black & white, I adjusted the luminance of the individual color channels to draw emphasis away from the concrete background and back to the grid.

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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