Archive for February 19th, 2009



Pink Space Contemplation

Pink Space Contemplation

I don’t do much urban photography, mostly because I rarely have free time in an urban setting. This trip to Albuquerque is giving me an opportunity to practice my urban landscape skills. And where better than this city of color?

I saw this building from 3 blocks away and left my intended path to photograph it. This is one of several shots. I played with the zoom and framing bits of detail. The strong shadow, the vivid colors (adobe and sky), the basic shapes, the lone Rock Pigeon perfectly posed…it all comes together here in design that catches the eye and won’t let go. To me it looks like an abstract painting, but with pigeon, as though the artist felt the need to include a natural reference at the last moment. I find it just slightly amusing.

Sony DSC H50 at about 325mm equivalent. F5.0 @ 1/500 @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

In Lightroom I cropped and straightened somewhat for composition. There was a drainpipe and a corner on the right that had to be dealt with. Clarity and Vibrance in the Presence panel, and a touch of added Saturation. Portrait sharpen preset.

From the Albuquerque gallery.