Tuesday, May 12

Selma Story

Contributed by L Newport

I took this picture in fulfilling my artist emulation. I travelled to Selma to emulate Walker Evans, who is best-known for documenting the rural South during the Great Depression. I converted the image to black and white, adjusted levels and curves, and ran a smart sharpen filter.
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Patricius said...

I'm not too sure about this photo. I love the black and white, and the windows look great, but the crop seems awkward to me because I feel like i should see a balcony because of the railing, so it makes that railing a little distracting. But overall, it's a nice photo.

-Glenny, SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like your b & w image of Selma. It reminds me so much of the stage set for a Broadway play I saw in New York City by the playwright, August Wilson. His plays take place in poor black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh - not Selma - but you could have fooled me!

Anonymous said...

I really like this shot. It's very dark and gloomy which would turn most people off most of the time but this is very well done. I like that the window is open which incites curiosity for the viewer. I just wanna jump in there and see whats inside. I would have liked to see it just a little bit brighter but other than that it's a great shot.

Townson B -SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like the image because it shows how life was and a little piece of how it might still be. The shot is dark and gloomy but very well done, very emotional and very creative from that angle.

-Hassett W.

Anonymous said...

1.) SPHS BLOG 9/2 I really like this photo because it shows how life was and tells the story of the building. Its dark and gloomy and the angles great for the shot. Very creative.

Anonymous said...

i really like this photo because im a huge fan of photography that is of broken down stuff. i love how you edited it to black&white. this photo tells a story of what happens when everything goes downhill for a person or family. i think the lighting is perfect.

Anonymous said...

I really love this black and white image. There are so many different shades of black and white, which gives the photo a lot of depth. I like how it looks vacant and run down; for example, there are some windows boarded up, etc. Because it's a flat surface,It's good that you can see through one of the windows which again, creates depth. The only thing I don't like about this photo is how dark the vines are on the right side. It almost makes it look like a totally different picture. Overall, this photo is great and I would definitely have it framed in my house.
AL- SPHS 09-09-09

Anonymous said...

I like it. I like that you made it black and white.I think making it black and white made it interesting and it fits in with the time period of the depression. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Black and white photography is my favorite. This piece takes the cake. This picture really does show the rural south during the great depressions and the black and white, adjusted levels and curves, and the sharpen filter really does make a difference making it stand out and brings the viewers eyes in.

Very nice job!

Grace-PHS said...

I love the old run down look of this photo. The shadow on the side could have been more gradual instead of just happening all of a sudden.
Lighting was done really well. Focus is also done really well.