DescriptionThis is a shot of the sculpture Flower in the Crannied Wall located at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin. This is a copy of the same sculpture which is found in Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana Thomas house. This sculpture spent many years outside at Taliesin and suffered some damage. It used to look like thisI shot this image while on a tour of Taliesin. It was late afternoon and the sun was streaming down the staircase where the sculpture is now located. It was a very high contrast scene which was tricky to shoot. I decided to go for a sepia tone, which actually isn't much different than what it looked like in color since the stone is very yellow/brown, as is the sculpture. I also decided to try an Orton effect to add a bit more contrast to the shot. More processing details can be found here
James Howe, Ann Arbor Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement I'm a photographer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My main photographic interests are architecture, architectural abstracts, industrial and things with graphical details and classic automobiles. My images typically try to capture something unique about the subject. For buildings and architecture it might be some part of the building that people might typically ignore. For cars it might be a detail that gets overlooked. Sometimes it's just a unique perspective on something that people see on a daily basis.
All of my images were shot using a DSLR and typically receive at least minimal processing in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Additional work is sometimes done to refine the image, similar to work done in a traditional wet darkroom. It is my belief that photographic art encompasses everything from composing and taking the shot through final processing. Getting it 'right' in the camera generally means planning ahead for digital darkroom processing. My Image Notebook blog describes processing details for many of my images.
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