WIRR 2019, April Week 3

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We celebrated Easter at my cousin’s house down near Denver. I shot the usual pictures of cute kids doing an Easter egg hunt, but artistically they are not that interesting. Now the garage… the garage was interesting. My cousin’s husband, Alfredo, was overhauling an old Honda motorcycle. It was mostly put together, with only a few parts out of place. The garage was dark, so I cranked up the ISO, cursed that extra cup of coffee, and went to work. While there wasn’t much of it, I loved the light. The gleaming metal was free of blinding glare, and the shadows held just enough mystery. This shot became my favorite image of the week.

Engine Block, 1975 Honda GL1000 (Goldwing)

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro, f/5.6 at 1/120, ISO 3200.

Digital Darkroom. The first, most difficult step, was to go through the few dozen pictures I took and filter out the blurry ones. With the dim light and too much caffeine, this was most of them. This was one of the keepers. I kept the Adobe Color profile rather than switch to a Fuji film emulation. This particular profile had the right amount of lighting in the shadows. Or almost. I lowered the exposure a little bit and boosted the shadows. I finished the image by increasing texture and clarity.

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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