Tag Archives: Steel
Living in a place where every other house has a corrugated steel verandah was a revelation thirty years ago I only had to look up and there was another wonderful abstract graphic. Depending on the age of the building to a greater extent determined the amount of shadow between the corrugations. Zincalum grays with age so the older the steel the less the three dimensionality and the more subtle the pattern. These recreations are square because I photographed them with a very old Yashica Mat that rendered a 6cm x 6cm negative so when translated photos to sketches and ultimately to Freehand and eventually Photoshop I maintained the square format. But the histrionics of the use of the square goes back much further than that. Using a square format camera from boyhood sort of formatted my visual perception of rightness. Square was my normal and it seems to be a common trait in humans that normal feels comfortable so I just kept on using it! Sadly, I didn’t graduate to a Hasellblad
Canon 5D f13 1/180s ISO400 EF24-105mm IS
Having had most of my photographic equipment stolen I have had the time to review my library clean out a lot of rubbish and get down to learning Light room. I have been using Photoshop since version 2 and Illustrator from day one! I like a lot of the out put features that LR has to offer but I am so used to CS5/6 LR seems quite primitive… Moving out of LR and into PS seems so cumbersome or am I missing something. Aperture was better in this regard but it had other limitations that were problematic for me perhaps LR version 4 is better. I guess Scott Kelby will put me right eventually!