Jose Cartas  

Old Warehouse by Jose Cartas

January 2021 - Old Warehouse

January 2021 - Jose Cartas


About the Image(s)

This is an old (1862) warehouse in the port of Wismar (Germany) on the Baltic Sea. Apparently, it's still been used as administrative offices. I was attracted by the symmetry and the repetitions in the windows. Although I managed to walk quite far to avoid converging lines, I still needed to slightly correct perspective in LR. The most important post-processing was the cloning (with sky) of a building on the left, to enhance the symmetry. For the rest, I cropped from the left, increased the color of the sky, and run the standard adjustments. Technical specifications: 28mm. lens, 1/15 sec. at f/16, ISO 50, tripod.

5 comments posted

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
Good planning to get rid of the buildings on either side to make it more symmetrical. I think you are becoming the king of symmetry in the way you see things. I like that there are elements in the building on each side that do break the symmetry and add interest.

Now that you have this the way you want, this is the type of image that I like to consider going over the top just to play around. I occasionally like to see the possibilities, even if I discard them later. Just for the heck of it, I went into Luminar and went heavy handed on contrast and textures, plus changed the sky.   Posted: 01/03/2021 13:41:17
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Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Very nice architectural image. You corrected the perspective with ease, but to my eye it could pulled down just a fraction on right top corner and bottom right corner. I'm forever working to correct the perspective on a similar image of an old mill warehouse. It challenges me. I like that you removed the distracting elements from each side of the main building, and the sky looks cool, completely natural. This is a fine record of a grand, historic building. I, too, would experiment with various options for punching up textures and color. It might even be interesting with strong contrasts and color ideas of noir.   Posted: 01/03/2021 15:46:13

Anges van der Logt   Anges van der Logt
Very nice architectural image indeed. I also like that you corrected the perspective and removed the building on the left. I feel the sky could have some punch or texture, to give it an extra dimension. For me (instead of working in color like the other comments), I think this image (old architecture) might work very well in black and white too if you give it a bit more contrast. Attached just a quick edit for a feel..   Posted: 01/04/2021 00:47:39
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Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
This is certainly a most interesting building, but I feel that the way it is presented here is documentary and a little boring. I like the techniques added above by our members, or a closer crop to create more of an abstract feel.

Well done in eliminating the distractions on each side.   Posted: 01/04/2021 14:36:14

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
It is a stronger image after you increased the texture and contrast. The symmetry is nice. I agree with others that adding a more dramatic sky or light is visually rewarding. This could mean you have to visit the building at different times of the day.   Posted: 01/06/2021 09:39:01


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