Week 7 assignment: Intentionally craft color into your photo
The owners of the bicycles use color intentionally so that they can locate their own bikes among the over 1500 which are parked in front of the railway station in Heidelberg, Germany everyday.
I bumped up the vibrance and hue just a little in post-processing. Since it was raining there was already good contrast with the surrounding bicycles.
What I like about 52frames was having a specific assignment. I work better that way. And it was something new - all last year I had not given enough thought to color composition in an "intentional" way.
What I like about Photoblog is that I can post more photos and tell a (more complete) story.
When you see the masses - a sea of bicycles - you understand why the owners decorate their bikes: so they can find them quickly when they come out of the station.
I posted #2 purposefully in black & white because on a cloudy, rainy day like the day I was there, it was very difficult to identify a single bicycle.
My photoshooting could have been titled "Intentional Color of Vehicles" - here are some of the other intentional color shots from that day.
It was hard to choose just one for 52 frames.
The next photos are more in the category of "abstraction" or "art".
I particularly liked the effect of the graffiti paint dripping and running off onto the hood of the red Mercedes car.
And then there's the graffiti which was directly applied to the vehicle:
In the last photo it takes awhile before you realize what it is that you are seeing. I'll let you look first, then I'll explain...
Starting at the top - in the middle of the top third you'll notice the windshield wiper and the parking permit.
The middle-third is the reflection of the artwork spray-painted on the wall which is reflected on the hood.
The bottom third is the sky and clouds reflected on the hood and the Mercedes Benz logo in the middle.
I thought it was pretty cool, perhaps you do too?