Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA  

Lou Ruvo Center Corner 2957 by Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA

October 2019 - Lou Ruvo Center Corner 2957

About the Image(s)

This image was taken with my "good camera" as Shirley might call it, my new Samsung Galaxy 10+ 5G. After Shirley was getting better images with her iPhone in some circumstances, I decided to go all out with my phone. Shot at ISO 50, 1.8mm, f2.2, 1/2300 sec. We have been wanting to get shots of the "Brain Building" in Las Vegas and asked around at the conference. We were told mid to late afternoon was the best. With the high contrast light, my new phone was taking the best images and we shared my phone to each get shots of the building. processed in Lightroom basic panel with some selections to tone down some of the highlights.

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8 comments posted

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
A provocative image...very nice exposure...Had you considered cropping further to eliminate the tree to the left as well as the tree to the right rear?   Posted: 10/08/2019 13:55:33
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I have considered cropping the tree on the right, but I didn't want it to get too crowded. I might yet do it. I generally plan these things to be able to go into PTD, and then I can't remove the street light on the right, but I might clone it out along with the tree for PPD or PID.   Posted: 10/09/2019 19:31:50

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
The simplicity of the blue sky and leading lines of the path serves to enhance this unusual example of modern architecture. As a travel photo, I believe the tall palm tree and street lights on the right gives the image a sense of place -- Las Vegas. I suppose it depends on what you want to do with the image.

Mobile phones and their cameras are ubiquitous and are so much easier to carry and transmit their images especially on trips. I can still remember sending a roll of film home to develop while traveling...   Posted: 10/14/2019 12:28:56

John Hackett   John Hackett
What an amazing building. I cannot imagine what it must be like to be inside it. All those curves and twists. I appreciate what is being said about the street lamp and trees.What would this look like with one of your dramatic mono conversions, I am sure you must have tried it.   Posted: 10/16/2019 04:22:57

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Interesting image Stan, strong contrast with lighting that forces my eye directly to the center of the image even using the grass as a leading line. Nicely done. Images can generally have something added or subtracted from them for me I may try a vignette to increase the attraction of the building. Regardless it is a nice image   Posted: 10/16/2019 08:57:29

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I certainly did try it. This was prepared to not be put in PTD exhibitions. Note, no tree or pole. I think that is the only thing removed or added. The monochrome conversion was with NIK silver Efex. We did not manage to get in the building. It would be interesting to see how much the inside space follows the curves of the outside.   Posted: 10/16/2019 23:25:27
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John Roach   John Roach
(Group 64)
Nicely done composition and conversion.   Posted: 10/24/2019 10:35:26

Harriet Ciccone
Very interesting building and your processing kept all the detail in the structure. Depending upon your end use, I would consider cloning out the trees and if it is not part of the building the overhead lamp on the right side of the image. The monochrome conversion is very dramatic; I prefer it.   Posted: 10/20/2019 10:26:19