Thursday, July 14, 2005

Patterns: Orange & Green

Orange Grid


Green Grid


Whilst in France two weeks ago I took lots of wierd pictures since it was difficult to get out to see much other than the hotel since I was there on business.

This is the framework from an ornate lamp in my room. It was black really, but I played with the white balance in my RAW converter to give these hues. These are two separate individual frames I took. Both were made using a tripod, but one uses flash and the other no flash to give very different surface texture feel to the final images.

22 Comments:

Blogger beth castillo-winsor [bcw] said...

Interesting pattern!

14/7/05 08:49  
Blogger AlohaMamma said...

Mmmm..... You sure love to take photos of patterns! I have to admit that I thought if somebody who continue to take shots of patterns or boring objects, they are boring geeks! I was wrong to assume and from what I read your stories, experiences and knowledge then you are more than just a geek! I respect your profession and guess what? I took my Malachi and his little friend to playground, I noticed that there is a lot of patterns around and I didn't have camera with me so *shucks* What an awesome "eye" you have!

14/7/05 09:42  
Blogger Rock Kauser said...

Top looks like metal and the bottom looks like glass. Hard to imagine that the images are of the same lamp.

14/7/05 09:44  
Blogger AlohaMamma said...

Oops.. I forgot to thank you for your support and your wonderful advices! Also, I like the top photo =-)

14/7/05 09:46  
Blogger Ronalyn said...

Oh wow another amazing shot.. And they those patterns were black? How did you do that? You must have a tutorial on shooting RAW.. I'd sign up.. first one there! I love the diffused look on that first one.. and I love the sharpness in the second one.. Hard to believe same image just one with flash.. Leave it to Ian to see patterns.. I see them everywhere too.. and when I do. I say to myself.. oooh an Ian shot.. too bad it's an inside joke that my hubby doesn't get.. GReat shots my friend..

Thank you so much for your comment (comments infact) on my latest entry.. I am so glad that people follow my blog.. someone I admire greatly.. We have created an amazing network here and it is ashame that there are people that do those kinds of things.. but I know it won't bring us down.. I check your blog daily and you always continue to inspire me! So thanks.. have a good day!

14/7/05 10:11  
Blogger Chantal said...

Why weird? I call it creative work...... I like these two a lot....

14/7/05 10:27  
Blogger Joel said...

I like the green one...

14/7/05 10:33  
Blogger .bk said...

Weird? Hardly. It's a very creative approach. Hard to believe a flash can make such difference. I can't decide which one I like better, because for me, those are like ying and yang. One completes the other. A very fascinating set, and I'm very glad you decided to share your patterns with us.

14/7/05 10:58  
Blogger ian said...

Thank you.

Aloahmomma - I sure am relieved to discover that I am not a geek! Perhaps you have now started seeing some of this stuff, and you are concerned that you might be a geek too! :-)

14/7/05 13:41  
Blogger jane said...

That green is just glorious.

14/7/05 13:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great patterns! I think you're teaching all of us to look at things in an entirely new way.

14/7/05 14:33  
Blogger .:: ROSH ::. said...

This is such a welcome break frm all the trees, plants, flowers, animal pics i uaually take. I am inspired by your pics to click something different, thank you.

14/7/05 14:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really like the space in the image....i can see different in color and texture between negative space(outside the object) and the object ifself...shapes, lines, color and texture r awesome. .my favorite is orange brown.:-)

14/7/05 15:04  
Blogger Srikar said...

nice effects dude! I love what you have done with the shot.

14/7/05 15:21  
Blogger Potpourri said...

the flash has brought out a shine, right? nice effects. i like this green one with the shine.

14/7/05 17:13  
Blogger Judy Birmingham (Seeing Anew Blog) said...

I like the effect of the flash, Ian. I'm usually unhappy with any shots I take with flash, so this is nice to see that it can be used for an aesthetic advantage, rather than just to compensate when light is low. Great luminous green -- looks organic!

14/7/05 17:15  
Blogger cosmicblob said...

Ian - another nice one. Seeing your beautiful patterns from simple things has made me more observant of my surroundings - eyes searching for patterns or pictures worth taking!

14/7/05 17:46  
Blogger makuahine said...

great shots - detail is great

14/7/05 20:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll have to agree with rock. It's hard to believe that these two shots come from the same lamp. Great work in post in getting the most from these & giving us two completely different, but same images. I love the warm glow from the first one. It almost looks like I'm starring into fireplace.

14/7/05 21:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice, I think I like the green one best. Great detail on both.

14/7/05 21:07  
Blogger Jennifer Swanepoel said...

I think you should frame these and hang them side by side. Normally that's not the kind of photo I would want to put on a wall, but something about these shots are very special, and are worth being seen on a daily basis!

14/7/05 21:54  
Blogger Kim said...

Excellent! I just love these, the texture, depth of field, and the colors are great. I just switched over to RAW today for some photos but can't play with them until I get back from our vacation. Seeing what you've done here is completely inspiring as to the possibilities!

15/7/05 03:31  

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