06.03.2014: 442 views.
This is definitely my Final image for the Sojie 18 Abstract Workshop.
I couldn’t decide between the ones I’d already done so I’ve re-done it, omitting one step and changing another.
This inage involved straightening the original, the use of Curves to intensify the red, the application of Motion Blur > Vertical Blur and then duplicating layers and changing the Blending Modes, a total of 8 layers. The top layer is a copy of the layer below which had the effect lightening it even more!
The building this image is based on is on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne, opposite the Melbourne Exhibition Centre – it’s not an attractive building and is often referred to as “Jeff’s Shed”! – the christian name of the then state Premier.
I took the photo on a rare visit to the city to an exhibition, back in May 2012, in the Centre itself. It was a cold, gray and rainy day. It was raining when I walked out of the exhibition so I was in no hurry to walk a few kms back to my car. Instead I wandered along the side of the Centre, it’s rather large, just looking at what was there. I saw this and a couple of other interesting building, so out came the camera.
Thanks for looking, all comments are appreciated, and constructive criticism is welcomed.