Thursday, August 2, 2007

Thursday Arch Series

Simple. A curve, cloudless sky, a gradient from high contrast to no contrast. It looks different on every day, at every hour and in all kinds of weather.

7 comments:

iBlowfish said...

Beautiful shot!

Olivier said...

une vraie photo de studio, superbe encore photo de cette serie.


a true photograph of studio, superb still photo of this series.

U "R" Us said...

Ooh. I do love that fade from right to left. Maybe it's my monitor or browser or something though, but it looks like you got some kinda weird digital artifacts in there. Do you see what look like stripes of grey and greenish-grey in the sky? They also interfere with the fadeout of the arch on the left. I think I've seen this before in some of my pictures (particularly in the sky) and wondered where it came from. My suspicion was that it could be prevented shooting RAW (which I still haven't experimented with!).

Strangetastes said...

Well, there are stains on the stainless steel of the Arch that are very hard to see with the eye in daylight. This picture had a fair number of dirt-on-the-sensor spots in the sky that I took out with the healing brush, so it could be either (or both). I used the PS dodge tool with about 20% opacity to fade out the left side, although the effect was evident in the original photo. Tricks of the trade.

Annie said...

It's a marvel, perfect when viewed this way or any other way.

Forks and Forest said...

This is a cool picture of the Arch. We have so many pictures from visiting St Louis on business (well, I was a tagalong, my husband on business). You're so right about the Arch never being the same twice.
Thanks for your visit to my site as well.

U "R" Us said...

WHOOPS! Nevermind...

I had the resolution on my work laptop set to 16 colors instead of 32 for some reason. Which explains why I saw this sporadically since I'm sure it's correct at home.

Now it looks perfectly fabulous to me.