Harley Rubens  

Untitled by Harley Rubens

March 2023 - Untitled

March 2023 - Harley Rubens


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Attached is an HDR Drone shot. f2.8 , ISO 100 ,1/2500 sec , 20.7 mm. combined three images in photoshop to make the HDR. I then put this into Smart Editor that has a number of presets that can be used on parts of the image. The effects can also be combined. Only a couple of nice days and I want to practice following trains and shooting various views.

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6 comments posted

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
You are the modern artist Harley. This looks like it should be hung on the wall in a modern office building. I like muted effect and your choice of colors is very on trend. One really has to look to discover that the subject is train cars. The angular composition works well and just adds to the overall effect. You have made lemonade out of lemons here, nice work.   Posted: 03/14/2023 18:49:03
Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Thank You Bruce.   Posted: 03/14/2023 19:46:01

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
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Yes, I could see this image hanging in a hotel lobby or somewhere like that. They only thing I would do is to tone down the whites. I used a black brush and darkened the white and took a sample of the red and put light red over the white to make it pop a little more. I think you have a beautiful image and you could do so much with it or you could just leave it the way it is   Posted: 03/16/2023 19:11:59
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Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Thank you Linda. I wanted to post something I was able to take recently with the drone so I abstracted it. It is my understanding that an abstract should change the inherent properties of the image. It is supposedly may look unreal. For this landscape I like your rendition even better. It even puts more emphasis on the pleasing complimentary colors.   Posted: 03/17/2023 09:36:19

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
This is quite imaginative. Drone photography interests me. I like the train forming a strong line bisecting the image. The "treatment" adds interest. I would do something with the sides of the rail cars. They are overexposed and detract from the image. Linda's suggestion takes care of this. Very abstract.
  Posted: 03/17/2023 19:57:08

Andrew Lewis   Andrew Lewis
Wow! There is a lot going on here, Harley. I love images where it takes me a moment to figure out what I'm looking at. I think you've really taken a creative look at this scene. There's just enough reality to make it a photograph, but the imagination is off the charts. Nice job on the treatment, too. What if you reversed the colors? Make it a black border, with a white stroke line against the edges of your image? Nice work!   Posted: 03/27/2023 09:12:11