Lamp Post Confusion

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This is an older photo, but created today through cropping and tweaking the lighting. This is a shot of a whole streetful of lights, using the old 3D–2D ‘squish’ effect as I like ti call it to jumble the shapes all together and make the lamps look light they are dancing together.

 

Branches and berries

Red berries and branches form a stark contrast against the gravelled building. I love to mix man-made with nature trying to make them blend and have the organic merge with inorganic. Where do the branches end? Are the berries floating in space? Are they part of the background? is this whole image 2D?

I goosed up the contrast to the max to enhance the effect-which added the white edging to the branches and berries to make the pop. I hope these white slivers create a winter feel (like snow or ice coating them). The contrast shift did make the photo enhancement obvious, but this site is my playground and I spent years using only natural effects. Now I get to add funky effects and call it art! Note, though, that only contrast was harmed in creating this image. No other tweaks / filters / effects were necessary. Still quite a pure image!

This looks like a black and white shot with colorized berries, but this was due to flat light. It was taken in full colour mode. I often search out this effect, and you’ll se more if it in the coming months. I call it ‘almost black and white’ and I found several different lighting conditions / camera angles that cause it.