Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Cross Sound Leaves New London

I love making photos on the ferry. It reminds me of Walker Evans. I have a captive subject like Evans had in his subway series. He hid his camera, I don't.

This photo needed to be altered in photoshop, there was a guide line coming out of the first little lady's head. I tried a couple of different angles as a snapped photos, but none of them worked for me like this one.

Hey, isn't that way we have photoshop anyway? Well you can call it cheating, and even I would if it were a news photos. But, in the world of looking and seeing an making photos because you can, alteration to make a stronger image is fine by me.

This was made with the Canon 5d and processed into a grey scale image with photoshop. I used the clone tool to get rid of the guide line and cropped the image to make a better composition.


Anonymous said...

i would find it hard to hide a camera and still get a picture.
it's hard enough when i have it in front of my face.

Mrs. E said...

Great shot! I love your world! Hope hurricane Earl isn't a problem for you!

Hilary said...

What a wonderful shot. I agree with you about PS .. it's cheating slightly (when cloning and adjusting colour).. but not when you admit to it. Beautiful photo.