Trey Foerster  

Walkway Abstract by Trey Foerster

September 2021 - Walkway Abstract

September 2021 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

The concrete supporting structure for the walkway from Main Street to Rotary Park in Waupaca, Wisconsin, presents an artful collection of geometric patterns and shapes and tonal ranges brought out by a black-and-white conversion of the image. More contrast also brings out the grunge beneath the walkway. There's truly "beauty" in the "beast". Tech stuff: ISO 200, f/9, 1/20 sec., +0.7 exposure bias, manual exposure, pattern metering, 70 mm focal length. Standard RAW processing and b&w conversion thru LR then into PS for cleanup, cloning, and cropping. Then I put into Topaz Studio for further enhancement of b&w and textures. Back into LR for gradient filters. Finished in PS with dodging and burning.

5 comments posted

Henriette Brasseur   Henriette Brasseur
The abstract shapes in the image are compelling and the lighting and shadows add to the dimensionality of the image. This image is a visual feast of lines, angles, textures and shapes. I keep looking at this image and find that my eye stays inside this image to explore all that it has to offer....well done, Trey...nice conversion to b/w.   Posted: 09/09/2021 18:00:07

Sophie Pouillon   Sophie Pouillon
Very graphic image, you knew how to make the most of all the details by making them stand out. The careful composition allows us to stay in the image and not to leave it. With each passage of the eye we notice a new detail. The black and white allows to reinforce what you want to show. Thank you for this image   Posted: 09/09/2021 23:37:18

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
I can really appreciate the patters, textures, and different tones with your conversion to black and white. Very nice post procesing for a great image.   Posted: 09/14/2021 20:04:38

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Congratulations on an excellent image Trey, or as you say Kudos!!! I feel your original image shows the construction and details of the underside of the walkway in its true nature, purposefully designed and built, but without any aesthetic consideration. Muted colours and bland tones. However, your conversion to B&W and processing has really brought out the grungy character of this small location. To me, the original speaks to me of the whimsical wizard of oz. Your final screams to me of star wars. And as the others have already said, so much for the eye to roam around and see. Very well done indeed.   Posted: 09/15/2021 03:27:01

Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
Wow Trey. I think this is a great image especially in monochrome. The vertical lines pull you into the image and the horizontal lines and shapes keep your eye moving around within the image. The different textures and tones are wonderful and somewhat grungy, as Ian mentions. The monochrome image is so much more dramatic and seems to tell a story. Well done.   Posted: 09/27/2021 17:29:56


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