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  #183 Ad Hoc Filters
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sunrise through textured glass window       ©2017 joshd
Apple iPhone 7       11th place, 56 points
1/30s, f1.8, ISO 40, 28mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: I cropped the original way down just to include the two 'crystals' connected by the metal bar as I thought that also framed the sky well. Since this is a more abstract piece, I wasn't going for resolution or color accuracy, instead trying to create a broad color palette from what was available in the image. I reduced the exposure, reduced contrast (looked better for this image interestingly) and as I almost always do, reduce highlights almost all the way and increased shadows significantly. For color, I increased vibrance and saturation in Lightroom and radically adjusted the green and blue hue and saturation to achieve the desired effect! Finally, I added a liberal amount of noise reduction as this was shot in low light ...       Extra Info: I saw the sun rising through the window by my front door which tends to have a beautiful prism effect in the foyer and makes for an interesting diffractions of light, so that was the filter used for this image.
 
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out_of_focus
45 days ago
    I liked the abstract check patterns in the left, but the blend of colors ( gold, pink, purple , cyan ) are nice to be rendered in single photo.

joshd
46 days ago
    Thanks! I think the feedback here was pretty much spot on ... the metal structure in the glass was getting in my way so I tried to make something interesting out of it ;-) That ended up just distracting from the intended subject.

Lo
47 days ago
    You did really well on your first time out. Hope to see more of your work in future.

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forkcandles
47 days ago
    local knowlegdge and you been meaning to shoot this before. well done

jeffp393
47 days ago
    Great effect and colors

Lo
48 days ago
    Excellent use of a filter to add interest to the sunrise. I like the fractured appearance, and the great colour.

Mepo
48 days ago
    I like the background a whole lot. Not too sure about the leaded glas part. The colours are also very attractive.

ysal
48 days ago
    I love the look of the tree to the left and the colorful sky. But the leaded shape in the middle is very distracting.

RobertLavker
48 days ago
    Lovely abstract image. Nice use of the ad hoc filter.

kerszkavet
48 days ago
    i really like the cubist effect, but find the central element to be distracting. was it possible to shoot without it in the picture? Or clone it out?

aoc46
49 days ago
    The scene through the window is quite striking, especially the colors in the sky. If you could shoot through another part of the glass and avoid the dumbbell shape, that would be a substantial improvement, IMO.

jomari
49 days ago
    Lovely effect. I love the colours and love all the shapes and angles in that tree. In my favourites.

cookiejar
49 days ago
    Parts of this are really intriguing. The central barbell has the effect of dividing and distracting from the interest in the photograph. For me the strength lies in the beauty of the refracted vegetation and sky.

joshd
50 days ago
    Good points, thanks for the feedback! Indeed the focus is on the filter itself and not the sunrise that I was trying to capture. I thought it looked best this way and achieved the abstract color palette background effect that I wanted ... but if that means it doesn't qualify for a vote for this challenge then oh well!

Qixil
50 days ago
    Great shot - although surely this is a photo of glass...

mrsawyer
50 days ago
    That vertical design with the two round ends seems to be the subject as it is in sharp focus. Since the filter is not supposed to be the subject, I can not offer a vote. I think it would have been an interesting photo without that design taking most of the attention.
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