Joseph Hearst, FPSA, PPSA  

Beer vat, Sapporo brewery by Joseph Hearst, FPSA, PPSA

November 2019 - Beer vat, Sapporo brewery

About the Image(s)

I made this on my third day in Japan this year, on a visit to the Sapporo brewery. I used my 18-200 mm lens at 23 mm, and the only serious changes I made were darkening a lot of bright areas. Unfortunately my doctor doesn’t allow me drink alcohol any more so I couldn’t sample the product.

One interesting detail is that during broadcasts there I heard that the first syllable of the name is accented. In in this country I always hear the second syllable accented

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Erik Rosengren   Erik Rosengren
As usual an interesting image Joe. Good lines and textures and the image tells a story. After viewing your entry several times I concluded that it could be sharper so I opened P.S.-Filter-Topaz Studio and dragged the image to AI Clear. The finished product is now sharper and the brick wall has more definition.   Posted: 11/09/2019 16:04:05
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Joseph Hearst   Joseph Hearst

I guess I should practice with AI Clear some time   Posted: 11/09/2019 16:41:00

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Joe
Wherever you visit you always visit such interesting places and record your visits so well and interestingly.Love the composition and the way you have left enough room to show size and scale the vat some really good shapes in this image really like it.   Posted: 11/10/2019 15:53:29

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
(Groups 24 & 61)
I love this photo.
  Posted: 11/10/2019 19:12:26

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Joe, as usual, you always show us the unusual.... Interesting structure. Well placed in the canvas, nice colors, sharp, and with Erik's tweaks, now sharper. Beautiful warm colors rendition.   Posted: 11/11/2019 13:22:10

Thomas Wiemer   Thomas Wiemer
Hi Joe, a nice view to the large brewing boiler. I like this picture because I was born in a city called Einbeck, famous here in our region for the beer they make there. And today it looks very different inside a brewery. Nice structures and nice light and colors.   Posted: 11/14/2019 02:09:22

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
Joe, there is a lot to enjoy in this image, from the large copper brewing vessel to the stained glass windows and the brick wall, and on to the people at the bottom, busily engaged in their work. I'm glad you put the main subject just a little off-centre as it makes the composition very satisfying. I do wonder if the colour is maybe being dominated by artificial light and perhaps you might alter the colour balance to reduce the orange cast and let some of the other colours come through.   Posted: 11/16/2019 12:26:50

Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
The warm colors are what make this image so interesting. Erik's suggestion of using Topaz AI Clear is a positive one. It adds a sharpness that this image needs. The composition has been well executed also.   Posted: 11/27/2019 11:01:23