I walk the streets around my office on a regular basis, so when something changes I’m quick to notice. Outside of a new store (which is always empty, so is unfortunately probably doomed), was a concrete flower pot that had been painted with wild colors. The colors reminded me of a tie-dye, while the lines and patterns felt more industrial. I fired off a series of shots, one of which became my favorite image of the week. 

Flower Pot

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro, f/5.6 at 1/90, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom. I wanted the colors to really pop, so I started with the Fujichrome Velvia film emulation. I tweaked the exposure up a little, then massively increased contrast and clarity. I lowered highlights a whopping -35 to take out the shine, and ended by increasing 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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