David Terao  

Tinplate Pueblo by David Terao

September 2020 - Tinplate Pueblo

September 2020 - David Terao


About the Image(s)

This month, my image is more of an experiment in using some advanced techniques in Photoshop. I used Photoshop’s layers, pen tool for making selections, dodge/burn and lots of cloning on this B&W image. I also used frequency separation to smooth out the shadows in the duct work. The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) unit is not the most interesting subject, but a good subject for using this technique. I pass this swim center every morning while walking my dog, and always wondered whether the HVAC unit sitting on the roof would make a good photograph and how to process it. The HVAC unit reminded on an old pueblo building sitting on a cliff. It might not win any awards in a camera club competition, but it was a fun project!

5 comments posted

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
This image and the background story make the image much more interesting. I like the lines of the image. When I looked back at the original, I was so surprised because it is not very interesting in full color. But you switched it to monochrome and it is very good. You took out unnecessary features and cropped it well. I especially like the name that you gave the photo because it is reminiscent of a pueblo building! Well done and VERY creative!   Posted: 09/03/2020 20:04:35

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
This my kind of photograph - all those lines and shapes. Converting to monochrome was a good idea. This should do well in a competition. An alternative title could be "Industrial Pueblo".   Posted: 09/07/2020 10:58:22

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
I like it David!! Great technical work besides having good eyes to see the possibilities. I love the black surround and the grey-blue/white subject. Almost seems "outer worldly". It should win a prize!!   Posted: 09/10/2020 13:12:02

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Wow! What a sharp, crisp image with excellent tones. Your choice of monochrome is right. You have a good eye and have turned this ordinary scene into a winning photograph. I wouldn't change a thing.   Posted: 09/12/2020 07:41:20

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
a surprise one, a good one. nice and sharp. no change.   Posted: 09/17/2020 21:47:26


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