Catherine Honigsberg  

Rust by Catherine Honigsberg

October 2020 - Rust

October 2020 - Catherine Honigsberg


About the Image(s)

I have a before and after of an abstract of Rust. I shot this in a train yard in Baltimore. This was shot with my old Nikon D80 at 1/200, f/8, 300mm, and ISO 320. I drug it out to play with it. I might be the only one who finds rust fascinating, but I would like to know what you guys think.

9 comments posted

Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Hello Catherine! I really enjoy this colorful abstract. You can really sense the texture. The muted pastels in the edited version definitely enhance it. The format works well. You might even try pushing the texture slider in Lightroom and see if you like it more. I also love rust and have taken thousands of images in a train yard in Duluth, GA. Old cars are fun too.   Posted: 10/06/2020 16:37:45

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Catherine, I like your fastination with rust and the waiy you brought out the colors. Great work. Now, if it were mine, I would be tempted to find an image within an image by cropping, such as my example here. Your picture just has all sorts of possibilities!

  Posted: 10/11/2020 15:29:35
Comment Image
Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
Thanks Henry I like this composition as well.   Posted: 10/12/2020 10:11:41
Julie Deer   Julie Deer
This looks like the little white cloud is raning on the grey clouds!   Posted: 10/15/2020 23:07:13

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
Catherine, I love your composition, it makes me think of those Chinese ink landscapes. And it is so textural! I feel like I could run my fingers over it and feel it.
I'd like to know a little more about how you brought out those colors-was that just slider work?   Posted: 10/14/2020 03:21:48
Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
Thank you Alison. I did just play around with the sliders. I do not even pay that much attention to what I am doing - I will get better at that.   Posted: 10/14/2020 08:32:11
Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
It's hard to keep track of slider work. The only way is to retain your before and after .psd file or to get a screen grab of where those sliders are. But no need to do that, really. I just wanted to know if you had used anything else.   Posted: 10/15/2020 06:32:01

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Catherine, you have a very interesting image here. I found myself looking for different things in the shapes and I found a bull's head in the bottom left as well as many sets of eyes looking back at me.   Posted: 10/15/2020 23:09:45

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I am with you on rusty locomotives. Keep at it!
You've done a great job with the colouration, this is really attractive.
My main thoughts are, however, the image is overall a bit soft and I wonder if you have some camera shake (1/200th with a 300mm lens is perhaps a bit risky). I think this is the sort of image that cries out for a "biting" sharpness and preferably better (more contrasty lighting.
But some lovely cheerful colours.
I tend to agree with Henry's comments about zooming in.   Posted: 10/16/2020 10:56:17


Please log in to post a comment