I like this picture. I like it to the point where I fear my dispassionate critical eye is failing me. This photo is meant to be an abstract- a bold solid triangle thrusting out into the picture. Hard black lines, alternating with white lines that further accent the black. Light and dark shades of blue, with reddish-brown anchoring the arrow on the left. 

Viewed another way, it’s a photo of the new Ginger & Baker restaurant on Linden Street in Fort Collins. I love the architecture, and when I pointed my camera straight up and saw those beautiful bold lines, I knew I had a great image. What I didn’t know at the time was that turning it sideways and flipping it took away some of the obviousness of the subject and increased the abstraction that I was aiming for. I hope the rotation isn’t too obvious or too distracting, but it works for me, and this became my favorite image of the week.

Triangle Abstract

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 18mm, f/7.1 at 1/300, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom. Other than the previously mentioned rotation and flip, I didn’t do much to this image besides tweak the exposure and contrast. Saturation wasn’t touched at all. I made a half-hearted attempt to remove the letters on the top of the building, but gave up quickly when I realized it was probably beyond my Photoshop skills.

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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