I’m not going to lie, this was photographically a slow week. For most of the week, my focus was on getting ready for Christmas rather than making images. Nevertheless, my daily photo project accepts no such excuses, and the image-making continued. This is a small statue in Old Town Square in Fort Collins, usually covered with climbing children. With just a dusting of snow on top, my vision for the image, as well as the title, came to me at once, and this became my favorite image of the week.

Frozen Fish

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 32 mm, f/4 at 1/5000, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom. I knew when I pressed the shutter exactly what I was going to do with this shot. Converted to black and white, I created a split tone, with the darks turning to blue, and the whites remaining uncolored. I wanted to convey a sense of c-c-cold. I added clarity to bring out texture in the statue. I finished the image off by using Touch Retouch to remove a few patches of dry pavement that showed through the thin snow cover.

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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