Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

I have gone for a “spirit, not rule” interpretation of this week’s challenge. It is, literally, “one shot, two ways”: one the completely untouched original, which is a colour, landscape orientation; the other a black and white, cropped, portrait version of the same file, altered in Photoshop.

The original: a lot of people looking at something, two strange red pyramids, a lot of wood. Busy! Confusing!

The original: a group of people looking at something, two strange red pyramids, a lot of wood.
Busy! Confusing!

The altered: A change of orientation, a deletion of the excess people, the loss of colour -- and now the image has a sense (I hope!) a sense of mystery: Where is the solitary woman going? Why are we spying on her through a broken piece of board? All heightened by the focus being on the wood grains of the upper board.

The altered: A change of orientation, a deletion of the excess people, the loss of colour — and now the image has (I hope!) a sense of mystery: Where is the solitary woman going? Why are we spying on her through a broken piece of board? All heightened by the focus being on the wood grains of the upper board.

Note: if you have seen my post Echoes of Industry, you’ll recognise the black and white image. The photograph was taken at the Underbelly Arts Festival, Cockatoo Island, Sydney. What the people are looking at is a long table with sculptures made from candies!

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

    • Elizabeth Krall says:

      My thoughts entirely. The first one was just a ‘snap it before everyone moves into the frame’ shot, no time for switching the camera to black and white. Thanks for the feedback!

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