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I. Magnin building

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:06 am
by mikemeister_admin
HI There - In downtown Oakland yesterday, I was intrigued by the I Magnin building, the site of a former hi-tone jewelry and fashion store, located near the Paramount Theater on Broadway. It's an interesting building with jade-like tile exterior. Although noonday sun is usually boring for a photograph, in this case it highlighted the texture of the building. Of the several images I took, I liked this one the best because of the jutting shapes in the composition.

Often an image image looks great right out of the camera, but can be even better with a little tender loving curves. Perhaps this image is in that category.

Re: I. Magnin building

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:25 am
by gregmeister_admin
Everyone,
I asked Mike to post this for us to discuss.
Give it the same treatment you would give any other image out here.

Greg

Re: I. Magnin building

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:45 am
by Ganna
Was just playing, but original looks better. Fascinating lines and angles. Just wish it was easy to modify the burned out highlight on the left (just my personal opinion)

Re: I. Magnin building

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:57 am
by artmar
Martin,

By "the burned out highlight on the left" do you mean in the whitish roof/canopy structure in the lower left hand corner?
I was seeing the white portion as the true color and the brown/beige as discoloration, but I think yours is probably the correct interpretation.
You did a nice job of retrieving and emphasizing the textures in the building.
(I've been working on a version which intentionally blows out parts of the building, so we'll see what that looks like...)

Art

P.S. How do feel about saturating the colors a bit more in your version?

Re: I. Magnin building

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:33 am
by Tildy
Transposing the building to New York here :D

I Magnin Oakland bw.jpg

Re: I. Magnin building

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:29 am
by artmar
Cropped quite a bit and added texture as needed...

Re: I. Magnin building

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:53 am
by Tildy
Ah, this shows me what's wrong with my version - still not enough contrast in certain areas.

The supersaturated yellow is a brilliant touch, as is the up-close-and-personal crop.

Also, Martin, I seem to have somehow missed your version on first look. You've really brought out the special quality of the light, and the textures the eye doesn't necessarily notice in the original -- but I think you've made it slightly later in the afternoon :D

Re: I. Magnin building

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:53 am
by Ganna
Art, your second (colour) one looks better to me.
Tildy, yes, they've taught me about golden hour light, haven't they :lol:

Re: I. Magnin building

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:56 am
by Seamors
Ganena wrote:Art, your second (colour) one to me.
Tildy, yes, they've taught me about golden hour light, haven't they :lol:


I love the angle.