After a long weekend visiting in Stillwater, Oklahoma, we drove back to Tulsa for the flight home. We arrived in town early so that we could visit the Gilcrease Museum of American History and Art. The collections were surprisingly good; much better than I expected. As we neared the end of our visit, I took a shot of a corridor. Lines converged like a child’s first drawing with perspective, and I liked the glow of the ceiling lights. This became my favorite image of the week.
Corridor, Gilcrease Museum
Digital Darkroom. I thought about keeping this color- the lights produced a nice soft orange glow. In the end, I decided the photo was about the converging lines and the arch, and the color was just a distraction. I boosted up the exposure by a full stop, then increased contrast. To further increase the differences between the blacks and whites, I increased highlights (+31), and plunged shadows (-18) and blacks (-34). The final touch was to remove two sprinkler heads in the ceiling with a healing brush.
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.