The Exchange is a fun and unique outdoor mall concept that opened in Old Town Fort Collins. Constructed using a combination of regular buildings and colorful shipping containers, the newly opened facility has a collection of restaurants and small shops. They’ve covered the place with a collection of whimsical street art, which has been featured on this blog before. This little piece always makes me smile— a gas meter painted to look like a hamster cage. It became my favorite image of the week.

Hamster Gas Meter

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 26.5 mm, f/7.1 at 1/110, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom. A cartoon subject like this deserved the cartoon treatment. I increased contrast, clarity, vibrance, and saturation. I raised the whites and lowered the blacks. And, no surprise, I used the already saturated and intense Velvia film emulation.

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.