Tuesday, January 29

Flowin' Waters of Life

Contributed by K Stewart

I took this picture for a repetition assignment awhile back. I saturated the blues and cyans and used a sharpen mask. I think the contrast between the night and the light reflecting off the water works well however I wish I could have cropped out the Christmas lights in the background.

12 comments:

jack said...

i like this picture. though it doesnt look like much life is in them. looks more like the waters of giardia. but in respect to the pictures, i enjoy the angle of the camera with the simple element of perspective. also the detail is nice on the pipes with the nice copper-green rust. but the stones are pretty ugly. guess there's nothing really that you can do about that though.

Anonymous said...

i like this shot alot. The choice of colors grabbed my attention and the angle for the shot made it very interesting. The reflection of the bricks and pipes in the streaming water help unify the piece. The christmas lights aren't that bad. Only a little distracting. Great work Kira.

SPHS. AC

Anonymous said...

This looks nice, the flows of water look great for the repetition you wanted. Also the poles color is very colorful, and in great detail. Good Job

Mattox said...

I like that this photo has a lot of depth without a lot of depth of field. Since all the waterspouts basically look the same, only one really needs to be in focus. Very cool

Mr. Myers said...

I like it and the objectionable lights could be cloned out if they really bother you. My only nit would be that it looks a little tilted in that the pipe does not look flat. It could be that it was tilted but it bugs my eye a little.

N Capps said...

I love this picture. I think the sharpness of the water is great. The color of the pipes is great too. I think how the photo goes from clear to blurry is great and not too overdone. I agree with the previous comment about the bricks being ugly. I think the green on the first brick looks good but after that the bricks are a bit dull. You could not help that though. Good Job! =)

Chris K. -SPHS said...

The thing that I like about this is that you capture the pipes at a neat angle, and you also show the texture of one of them. I also like the way you set the colors, because it gives it something special, and a unique view of the everyday pipes. I also enjoyed the way the light reflects on the water, because it gives some parts of the picture a shiny, "sparkly" texture, and then again it also gives it the pipes, which are softer, and keep it from being too "flashy."

Anonymous said...

This is an astounding shot. I think the lime scale on the pipes gives it a cool, Monochromatic tone. I do think that the lights in the background need to be clone stamped out. Other than that, this is a awesome shot! Matt SPHS

Erin Craven said...

This is a very cool and mysterious photo. I love the lighting in this picture. It is highlighted in the front, bringing the focus to the front, done even more so than by the use of depth of field. I like the pattern of repetition and the metallic rainbow colors on the pipe. You have great rough texture from the wall next to a smoother pipe, from which silky water is flowing out. Good progression.
Erin C.- ERHS

Jay said...

Wow Kira this is an awesome picture. I really like this picture. i like how the lighting get darker as you move to the left through the picture. i like the water falling as well. I do like how you saturated the blues in this picture. It gives it a bit of a different feel. i really like how the water is reflecting the light. Overall this is a great picture.

Christian G - HHS said...

I love how you've really brought out the blues, purples, and greens in this picture. Also the lighting on the main pipe and water is really nice. The only thing I would change is to see a little more of the other pipes.

Christian G. - HHS

Kayla S. - ERHS said...

The first time I saw this photo, I was amazed. I was really fascinated by the idea behind this picture. I like the variety of shapes incorporated in this shot.

You can tell that this was taken at night by the lights in the background. I lighting coming from underneath gives an eerie feel but also beautiful at the same time.

I love how you can see not just one but many of the spouts and the water flowing out of them. Its somewhat Leading the Subject.

I also really like the blue/green of the spout and then the green on the wall from dripping water and then the sand color of the bricks.
Great Shot!