Wednesday, January 24, 2007

FONT HILL

7 comments:

Carol said...

Beautiful. Love the sky in the background.

Dalissa 365 said...

I love the architecture in what's almost our town. And, like everything else, you've captured it beautifully.

julieunplugged said...

dalissa, this is what I meant about loving the buildigs in your town. Between you and Jeff (I know this is Jeff's blog, but let me just tug dalissa aside for a minute), makes me want to visit Phillie!

Gorgeous.

Dalissa 365 said...

Well, you'll find more historically accurate buildings in Philly. These buildings were all designed by a quite eccentric wealthy man named Henry Mercer who had a fondness for concrete. I am unsure there are buildings like this anywhere else. They are actually in the main town next to ours. Ours is a tiny boro with old Victorians surrounded by newer developments and old farms. This town is five minutes away and is where we do most of our activities. I hope to take more architectural photos because I've always loved looking at those kinds of photographs and Pennsylvania's architecture is one of the reasons I love to live here.

Sandie said...

The colors in this one are just amazing again. YOu really punch the complimentary colors to their limits in ways that make the pictures almost more than real...if that makes any sense :)

my15minutes said...

Are you using filters on these, esp for color, or is it in editing after the shot? Or is the building just this color??

jeff said...

I don't use filters. I always shoot in RAW, and process the image in CS2. Part of processing the RAW image is to choose white balance, and adjust color temperature...as well as density, contrast and saturation. When you shoot in jpg. mode, your camera makes these adjustments for you. I do a lot of shooting at night under mixed lighting conditions. I am always drawn to contrasting colors. artificial light mixed with natural light always gives you interesting contrasts. The yellow on the building is from the artificial light on the building. The artificial light is quite warm. I usually balance out the yellow with a little blue, which makes the sky a bit bluer.