Ok, for my Aminus friends who may be interested, here is part of the original scene that was the source for the abstracts of the last week or so. I cropped off the street name which is on the right - but you get the idea from these numbers. It is a stenciled address on an old doorway with layers and layers of old paint underneath. Its a bit hard to see the color through the white in this exposure, but it is there, as you can tell in the abstracts I've been posting. I just got down low and close and isolated sections to make macro exposures. Bringing the raw files into PS, I worked mostly with Viveza 2 to really bring out the color and texture. I think that this exercise just goes to prove the point that our eyes are our best tool as photographers, and we should stay open to all possiblities.
When I am out - alone - wandering up and down the alleyways of the City - it becomes a rather meditative act of just staying open to what is before me. Must say - I am having a lot of fun with this project!
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