Arne Skinlo  

The Birth of a new Era by Arne Skinlo

February 2021 - The Birth of a new Era

February 2021 - Arne Skinlo


About the Image(s)

This image was shot during a trip to New York in the good times before the Corona. I tied to make a symbol of this memorial monument; something big and beautiful can rise from the most terrible event.

As you see, the image is heavily transformed in Photoshop by using dodge and burn and gradients with masks. The purpose is to give a feeling of a drama that reflects the 09.11.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for sharing, Arne.
The post-processing works nicely in my view - good cropping to position the main subject dramatic, dodge and burn to highlight the right object with right tone and brightness.
This give me an impression that this is an art of future city.
  Posted: 02/10/2021 19:17:32

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
I enjoyed both the color and grayscale versions; but surely, grayscale expresses the meaning and sadness of the monument better. You really did a good job in PS with D&B; but -if we think emotional side- dodging the monument and burning the rest invite us to concentrate only on monument; whereas, I personally wish to see neighbor buildings a bit more to dream Twin Towers. Apparently, my literary side provokes my photography side ie you did a good job:) Thanks for sharing Arne.   Posted: 02/11/2021 04:45:38

Dick Knudson   Dick Knudson
Wow. Your transformation to monochrome is a fine technical achievement, especially masking and burning. I was not familiar with the monument, so I found it a striking contrast to the skyline ... looked like the tail of a sounding gray whale. The difference in tone between the monument and the cityscape makes them seem to me to be emotionally separated. That might be your intent .. optimistic future vsvs dismal past. I wonder what it would feel like if the midtmidtones ofthe monument were deepened to create a bit more continuity with the buildings.   Posted: 02/25/2021 22:47:34

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Thank you for your comment, Dick. The intention was to emphasize the monument and the building behind it since they have a connection. The surroundings are therefore toned down. But I see your point.
  Posted: 02/27/2021 02:40:03