WIRR 2021, December Week 2

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As regular readers of this feature know, I often take photo walks from my office in Old Town Fort Collins. I love roaming the streets and alleys looking for photographic subjects. No matter how many times I trod these ways, I always seem to find something new. One day this week I walked through Trimble Court and noticed a small juniper plant in a pot. No doubt the remnants of a summer or fall arrangement. In the background was a solid orange stucco wall and a doorway painted dark teal. I loved the contrasts of color, shape (rectangular doorway, circular pot) and texture (stucco, pavement stones, juniper) and this became my favorite image of the week.

Juniper in the Alley

iPhone 13 Pro

Digital Darkroom. I played around with the lighting in this image. After lowering the exposure by half a stop, I boosted highlights (+28) and whites (+36). I increased shadows slightly but then plunged blacks (-24). I increased texture to bring out the the roughness of the walls and stones. I rarely touch colors but this time I cranked up the vibrance (+46) as I felt this simple image wouldn’t be overpowered with extra color.

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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