Friday, May 30, 2014

Latest work: "Weathered Weathervane"

While visiting in southern California, my tendency was to get up early and walk a few miles with my camera, just seeing what I could see. Well, right across the street was this cool 1929 beach bungalow with a funky weathervane up top.

The lighting was overcast and grey, so in post-processing I used texture to bring out the clouds in the sky and to reveal the unevenness of the stucco. The orange tiles were a huge bonus, and combine nicely with the complementary blue in the sky.

I also created a square version of this image and am not sure which I prefer. The vertical version emphasizes height and sky, while the square version emphasizes movement from left to right along the lean of the rooftop.

©Carol Leigh

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