Jerry Biddlecom  

Storage Tanks by Jerry Biddlecom

January 2022 - Storage Tanks

January 2022 - Jerry Biddlecom


About the Image(s)

A very common sight as you travel across rural America, particularly in the
midwest, are grain silos, or grain bins, or corn bins, depending on how they
are used. This picture was taken in Oklahoma, if I recall, and the color version
was converted to black and white in On1 Effects8. Later, for a club competition
I thought I would try converting the bins into sort of giant ‘paint' cans for storing
red, green and blue light. Each bin was selected as an individual image and I
used the color variation tool in Elements, which allows you to add and subtract
rgb tones until you reach the final color that you desire. I repeated the process
for the other two bins, as well as the foreground grass and the sky. Maybe these
could be of some use when painting with light? Good luck trying to find these
at Home Depot ...

5 comments posted

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
I have done a lot of experimentation with RGB filters and multiple images and I appreciate your outside-of-the-box thinking. I am sure this can open the door to various abstract combinations.   Posted: 01/10/2022 10:54:43

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
A very colorful image and eye popper for sure. The shadows on each been as quite a bit to the image. It's a shame that the blue image is not complete.   Posted: 01/12/2022 12:41:49

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
How dang fun!!! You have taken a rather mundane image and created a real eye popper. I love the creative thinking!!! The composition works well with the angle of which you shot this. The metal connecting pieces at the top lead the eye to the blue one. I feel tension is created by not photographing the entire blue bin. Well done.   Posted: 01/14/2022 09:51:02

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Out of the box thinking for sure Jerry! I like it. I wonder what it would look like leaving the sky and foreground grass as it was in the B&W, and only having your giant paint cans in color.   Posted: 01/14/2022 14:13:44

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
For me, the colors are too bright. For an abstract it is interesting though. I rather like the B/W though so I adjusted the contrast and made some other minor changes.   Posted: 01/21/2022 15:23:17
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