Quiet Thursday’s – AB Fridays
For today’s post I thought I might highlight another challenge that has been going on, some of you know about it, others not, but the challenge is being held over on Stacy’s blog, Visual Venturing. The challenge is called After-Before Friday, the idea being you show a before image and then the after. The results can be great. You put the images on your blog, and send them to Stacy where she puts them up in a post on Fridays. I’ve done it a few times, but over on my other blog. I thought it would be nice to show some support and do it here this time.
This is my before photo, it is one I took last Sunday at the Docklands. I see this building all the time when I catch the train, and I’ve tried photographing it before, with mixed results. I love how it sits, the layers of the floors and the vertical lines in the glass. It is an interesting building. So I wanted to take some images of it, especially with the crane reflected in the glass, there is always new things going up around Melbourne.
I never have any idea what I will do to an image until I start playing with it. So I started playing and a couple of hours later I had this.
I put in a new sky and gave it some blur. I tried to bring out the glass in the building. I darkened parts and lit some up more. I saturated some parts, and desaturated others. I tried to bring the focus to where I wanted it to be. I hope you can see the difference, according to my daughter there isn’t much difference. I like the change, I like how the building comes out.
If you are interested in being involved in Stacy’s challenge, then check out the After-Before Friday Forum where you can find a list of other weeks, and more importantly you can find out how to participate and what you need to do. I hope you will read them better than me, sorry Stacy, I should have read it more closely.
The next AB Friday is tomorrow, well it is Friday here, and if you want to see what is happening you can go to Stacy’s blog, Visual Venturing. For now the link is just to her blog, but as soon as I know it is published on Friday I will change the link. Here is the link to the actual page, After-Before Friday Week 27
Thanks Stacy for another great challenge.