Ropes and Rails

Today I’m sharing another shot from my trip to the Ogden industrial area here in Calgary. This is right in front of the ADM Milling shop just off Ogden road. I was drawn to this yellow box overflowing with ropes because it provided a great splash of warm colour in an otherwise very cool scene. Looking for contrast like this is something that I’ve started to pay a bit more attention to, and I’ve found it can make images much more compelling.

It was kind of a gloomy day, and there wasn’t much interest in the background, so I applied some blur in onOne’s Focalpoint 2 to really draw attention to the box. I also selectively boosted the yellow a bit really make the box the focal point of the image.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 12mm, F 16, ISO 100, 5 Exposures

Jim Denham - January 2, 2011 - 8:02 am

Great processing Heath. The yellow really does jump out at ya and the lines in the image are cool too! Well done!

Steve Beal - January 2, 2011 - 9:38 am

I love the way this shot is framed – It’s great what happens in the distant background. Awesome processing too!

John Sotiriou - January 2, 2011 - 10:59 am

ditto! Superb. 🙂

Scott Frederick - January 5, 2011 - 11:45 pm

Heath, this is really sweet man! I would love to know which filter you used, assuming it was PhotoTools! 🙂

murphyz - January 7, 2011 - 6:02 am

Sweet shot and some really nice post here.

I think I may have preferred the focal point to be a little closer so that the base of the box is in full focus and the metal item in the rear has a bit more soft focus – that’s just a personal preference and not a fault though. great work!