Bob Crocker  

Bent Book by Bob Crocker

January 2022 - Bent Book

About the Image(s)

"Looking for something indoors to shoot this month, and came across an old book. Got close, bent some pages in real time and in post. Shot with my Sony a6500, 90mm macro lens, at ISO1250, 1/160 at f4.5. Made adjustmenst to reduce highlights and boost shadows, added some dynamic contrast to bring out some of the paper texture. Added a warming filter in post (using ON1 2022) to bring out the age of the paper. Used the Liquify panel to exaggerate the bend in the pages. I did not intend to shoot this at that high of an ISO but forgot to adjust camera shots I took the day before. "

4 comments posted

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I like the abstract quality you achieved here with the lines and the flow of movement. I would do something with the upper right corner though. It is distracting. I would try cropping out at least a little, but not to take so much away you lose the essence of the image.   Posted: 01/13/2022 13:55:58
Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
Thanks Jessica, I agree about that right corner. I did crop to get to this point and darken but its not quite enough. Maybe if I rotate as per Andrews suggestion, that might work.   Posted: 01/17/2022 10:33:57

Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
Simple yet says a lot to me. Reminds me of bends and folds of sedimentary deposits. Also reminds me of an earthquake in action with the surface movement extreme and deeper layers not so much. Did you try rotating 90 degrees? I like the patterns and change of pattern at the change of light edge.   Posted: 01/16/2022 19:44:02
Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
Thanks Andrew. I like your organic, soils view. It does kind of take on a dried river bed look. I'm going to try rotating to see if that also helps relive the right corner distraction.   Posted: 01/17/2022 10:38:37


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