Kirsti Näntö-Salonen  


Untitled by Kirsti Näntö-Salonen

July 2024 - Untitled

July 2024 - Kirsti Näntö-Salonen

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Here is ”The Secret behind the Window”. I was walking round an old industrial complex that has been turned into small shops, restaurants and artisan workshops, with our photo clubs monthly theme ”rhythm” in mind. I was charmed by this window that seemed to show a peek into a totally different world behind the stark brick walls. Fuji X-T4, 137.2 mm, f/11, ISO 800, 1/900 s, DXO Pure Raw. I quite like the color version but thought that the forms and textures might come out better in monochrome. I turned it into black-and-white and added a blue toning in NIK Silver Efex. What do you think?


3 comments posted




Jeff Manser   Jeff Manser
Hi Kirsti - I love the monochrome conversion with the blue toning. This is an image that makes you try to imagine what's going on with the lamps/lanterns/decorations in the window. If I were to make a suggestion of something to try it would be to simplify the image. You could crop down to just below the thick black line towards the top and crop in one window from the right. Then remove the all of the plant (and its pot) and the small white object in the lower right window. These edits may not fit your vision of the scene but are just offered as a different view. Very well seen and processed!   Posted: 07/08/2024 15:19:30
Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Thank you very much, Jeff! Looks good! It becomes a little bit different story, but definitely a better image!   Posted: 07/08/2024 16:11:42
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Robert Cordivari   Robert Cordivari
Hi Kirsti,
I really like the creative feel of the photo. I was going to recommend removing the bright white object in the lower right window. I like Jeff's crop suggestion; I like the plant in the photo but both versions work. Very interesting photo!   Posted: 07/11/2024 22:23:31



 

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