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    Stacked bricks

    I was out looking for rectangles for a little photography project.
    I came across the below image in the backyard and felt it strong enough to share.
    I am not yet convinced by the saturation of colors yet. Please feel free to play with it and your C&C is always welcome.

    Stacked bricks

    Thanks

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    Re: Stacked bricks

    It may sound a little wacked, but I think a vignette around the edges might kinda cool

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    Re: Stacked bricks

    Well, I don't think this is what you meant, but I playedStacked bricks

    Honestly, I think all the bricks need is lighting --with the "render" filter on Photoshop. It just makes them a bit more interesting and shows perspective. And a Frame, of course. Inverting them to blue got me going on a tangent as you can see, but doing so often gives an idea of where the lighting is off. Which is why I originally inverted then.


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    Re: Stacked bricks

    Nice work Gretchen.

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    Re: Stacked bricks

    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Nice work Gretchen.
    This is way cool

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    Re: Stacked bricks

    Thanks everyone. I need to stop letting myself go off in these tangents. I really want to get better at actual photography. I love gridwork and repeating patterns, so the bricks were hard to resist. . . .

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    Re: Stacked bricks

    Erik, I enjoyed having a little play with your image, although the result can't match the "cool" of Gretchen's work! When I first saw the original, my reaction was - it's a pile of bricks. So after increasing contrast and saturation, I converted it to B&W using a cyan filter. OK, it had textures, but it was now a monochrome pile of bricks. So I created a black background, dropped the bricks on top, then applied extreme pincushion correction to distort it within its black border. This seems to make a more interesting image to me, but what do you think?

    Stacked bricks

    Philip

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    Re: Stacked bricks

    ooooh, Mr B! I think you did out-cool mine. Mine is more whimsical--kids stuff. Your's is some serious artwork!

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    Re: Stacked bricks

    Hi Philip,

    At first glance, it reminded me of a TV set (not an LCD model though) ;-)
    One of my favorite reasons for visiting, contributing and participating here at CiC is the vision that others have on one persons image. I would have never of thought of doing what both you a Gretchen did.

    Erik

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    Re: Stacked bricks

    One of the things that I like about being able to converse with other photographers is to be able to get feedback on shots like this. I know my wife who is certainly not a photographer would say, "Did you photograph the bricks because there is something wrong with them?"

    My feedback for this image is that I am not sure that I like the definite line going down the center of the image. I moved it over to the right 1/3 of the image (rule of thirds) and applied several different Photoshop Elements artistic filters...

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    Re: Stacked bricks

    M . u . s t r . e . s . i . s . t urge to follow another idea about the bricks. I am here to focus on photography, NOT photoshop.

    It is ooooh, so hard, but I WILL keep the focus!

    Ah, I have a new mantra: Keep the Focus!

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