Into the Gray
These were all shot on a Minolta 28mm 3.5 that is buttery soft. I liked some of them and tried to recover them as best as possible. They might not be to everyones tastes but in the end they made for something interesting. With me pushing the pixels so much it introduced noise which gives these a film quality.
This first image was all about the background which emphasized the meter. Normally I am not a selective color man but with the background just out of focus and not bokeh I figured why not draw your eye to the meter with color and let it intersect the stairs and lines in the back.
Nope. Wasn’t intoxicated when I snapped it. I pushed this one to its limits just to recover some of the details which is why its grainy. The benches are on a hill outside a bar and the patrons go out and smoke on it at night. If I was going to title it I would go with ‘Stuck in the Middle’.
The buttery softness of the lens shows here. That tree should have been dead on and it wasn’t. So instead I just emphasized it with the light and shadow and the bricks being so pronounced. In a weird way I really like it.