Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rough: Brick

Like Mindy, I also went camping this weekend. My husband was at Camporee with his Scouts, and I went with him (me and my daughter). We ended up heading home early when it started to rain, and my daughter decided the tent was more fun to play in that to sleep in. By the time I learned the challenge word, it was too late to take a picture of "roughing it."

So I have a picture of brick instead. My husband liked it better than any of my other favorites for this challenge, and since I usually ask his opinion and then choose a different picture anyway, I decided to go with his this time.

About the photo: manual mode, macro focus, color/exposure adjusted, sharpened and saturated the image, and cropped it.

(See my runners-up here.)

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7 comments:

Brittney said...

Wow, check out that detail! I almost feel like I could reach out and touch it. Nice, real nice! The colors and angle are awesome! I checked out your runner-ups and as much as I liked them, I LOVE this one!

Kristine N said...

I would have had a hard time choosing between your fav and the one you went with, too, though I think the perspective on this one (and the bokeh) do give this one an edge for me. You've really captured the detail and the texture well.

Blake said...

That is detail. Im interested why you chose to shoot the corner, but I think it works really well here. It is different angle that most people like me would take.

Janelle said...

Blake, I didn't think a straight-on shot would have been as interesting as the corner, and wouldn't have given any opportunity for bokeh, either.

Melanie said...

Janelle, I agree. The corner angle is so interesting, and the added detail with the chip and mortar is just perfect. Great shot! I also like this one the best; isn't it funny how we ask for people's opinions, but usually end up choosing the one we like best anyway? Glad you listened this time! :0P

Katy said...

Your runners ups were great, but this one took the CAKE!!! WOW it's soo great, i love the angle and the roughed up edge... soooo soooo good, and when i enlarge it, it's even awesomer!

Teryn said...

Ooooo... this one is cool. It's definately one of my favorites. I love that you got that broken corner and all the detail of the grout. It's a really neat angle. And a great take on the challenge.