Julie Deer  

Reaching Up by Julie Deer

September 2020 - Reaching Up

September 2020 - Julie Deer


About the Image(s)

I took this photo because the shapes and angles fascinated me. This is a reasonably new apartment building in Adelaide and I am sure this won't be the last time I photograph it. I worked on the shadows and played with the contrast to bring out the detail in the tallest part of the building. The effect the Sepia treatment gave to the image seems to make me look further into the image. I also felt the sky needed an extra cloud!

6 comments posted

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
Wow, Julie, every decision you made really improved the image! The work on the shadows and the sepia tone really paid off.
I think you could do better with cloud replacement. Instead of just jazzing up one corner, try replacing the whole sky. I think overall the effect would improve. But it's a very striking, dramatic photo just as it is!   Posted: 09/16/2020 14:58:02

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
Wow! The lines and patterns are captivating! Sepia is the way to go in this dramatic image!   Posted: 09/16/2020 15:07:38

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Julie, there is a lot going on here which makes this a really strong image. To begin with, the low viewpoint looking upward makes the image basically dramatic. Then the uneven lengths of the floors in two of the towers add character and drama. Further drama is built by your use of clouds and the sepia treatment.

Allison has a nice cloud suggestion.

Congratulations on a spectacular image!   Posted: 09/19/2020 09:32:04

Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Julie, I love, love, love the sepia! Like Henry said, the low viewpoint really enhances the dramatic subject. The scale and receding lines create movement which also emphasizes the verticality of the subject. I really like what you have done with the editing.   Posted: 09/19/2020 14:34:36

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Thank you so much for all of your comments! I certainly will have a go at replacing the sky, which shouldn't be too hard to do with those straight lines to work with, but it is not something that I have done with a competition photo before. I have dabbled in doing it ...a long time ago. I will try again. I do appreciate your comments! Thank you.
  Posted: 09/19/2020 18:36:00

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
Really love the monochrome! I do like you added the cloud for balance. Well done!   Posted: 09/21/2020 10:17:15


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