I apologize for the brief hiatus. Two conferences for work in a two-week period slowed down my creative output. I’ll be resuming a normal publishing schedule next week.
This week took me to the city of New Orleans for a work conference. The trip was short and busy, and I left my main camera at home. It wasn’t that long ago that I took a photo every day for a year with only my iPhone, so this isn’t as big of a hardship as it sounds. Of course, I took the requisite shots of people carousing on Bourbon Street, but to be honest, I did more carousing than photographing while I was there, and the shots lacked any originality. After the conference ended, we gathered for a final lunch at Juan’s Flying Burrito. While waiting for food to arrive, I looked up and spotted an interesting light fixture. My coworkers openly wondered why I was shooting a light, so I had to explain that I was building a gallery of light fixture photographs. While I didn’t expect much from this particular light, I loved the cleanliness of the image- geometrically just a circle and line. I experimented with black and light, but I loved the color almost as much as the geometry, and this became my favorite image of the week.
Digital Darkroom. I started by using the healing tool to remove a bracket and some small stains from the ceiling. I increased contrast, highlights, clarity, blacks and saturation, and lowered shadows. Since I really liked the orange, I gave some additional saturation to that specific color channel.
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.