“With any form of photography, the photo captures a point in time; it is a record of what was there at that specific moment. However, to make a photo interesting to the audience it must be more than just a record.
Cities contain many buildings, good and bad architecture; shapes; patterns; people and culture. Urban landscape is therefore a wide subject that can encompass the elements of both the physical and cultural aspects of a city.”
-Adrian Pym, writer and judge for the Digital Lightroom
In lieu of the on-going photography competition hosted by The Digital Lightroom, I was inspired by the current submission theme ‘Urban Landscape’ (see here on how to enter the competition to win a free copy of Topaz Clarity).
In this creative edit, Topaz user Robyn Aber wanted to make an image that would memorialize some aspect of the San Fransciso Museum of Modern Art. As you may or may not know, the SFMoMa has closed until 2016 for major renovations.The image displayed below was snapped at the top level window leading to the rooftop sculpture garden. According to Aber, “post renovation this view may not even exist, given how radical the redesign will be.”
by Robyn Aber
The digital photo-realist artist Bert Monroy claims that he repurposes his ‘bad’ photos by compositing them using creative techniques. Inspired by this, I decided to try his approach (without his expertise, of course…).
The before shown below is a very bad shot with a low res point & shoot from an alleyway in Barcelona.
As one of the winners of the ‘Movement & Motion’ contest held by The Digital Lightroom, Gracie Binoya won a free copy of Topaz B&W Effects. The image shown below won her the second place title: