Chuck Carstensen  

Pet Wash by Chuck Carstensen

November 2020 - Pet Wash

November 2020 - Chuck Carstensen


About the Image(s)

We drive by this place every day on the way to town. Finally, had a reason to photograph it. I liked the reflections on the two parked cars. No one was washing their pet. It costs $5.00 including a blow dryer. Nice. Made with a Fujifilm Xpro2, 23mm lens, ISO 2500, 1/1400 at f/16, EV+.7. Processed in Luminar 4.3 Black and White conversion.

7 comments posted

Paul Moertl   Paul Moertl
The mono version is nice, but I prefer the color version. The colors just jump out at me and that is missing in the mono. The color window reflections are also a plus. IMHO.   Posted: 11/04/2020 17:57:40

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
What a delightful subject. Your contrast and focus are perfect. Technically, well-done and the reflections in the windows are crystal clear. However, for me, the cars are a distraction. If you could get the building without cars and a dog out front instead it would tell a better story, in my opinion.   Posted: 11/07/2020 09:17:48

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Cindy, agree, that was plan A a long time ago. That would take a long time to accomplish due to the fact more people park there and go only to the laundromat. Interesting, Paul, that you like to color version, me too. I do like the reflections on the cars even if that makes it a busy image.   Posted: 11/07/2020 14:19:42

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
(Groups 47 & 66)
What a great image, Chuck! I'd have to disagree with Cindy, in that for me it's the cars, and those great reflections, that make the image. I don't find it busy, but rather one of those images I discover more of interest as I look around. Well conceived!   Posted: 11/07/2020 17:33:09
Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Thanks, Jack. You made my day!   Posted: 11/07/2020 17:46:17

David Price   David Price
A different image. I prefer the mono which has been converted perfectly. Focus is good with sharpness from the reflections to the wall. My only suggestion, for the mono, is to crop the top (to take out what is the blue in the colour version) and the right up to the reflection.   Posted: 11/08/2020 07:01:50

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
A lot of good suggestions to try to see what you like. I'd like to add that in the mono image it looks like the siding is just off horizontal. Also for the crop consider cropping out the building column on the right. Those reflections in both color and B&W really add to the image.   Posted: 11/09/2020 12:24:59


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