171 - Come Together

This was the last image I took today, and I instantly knew I had an Image of the Day. What attracted me was the lone flower, the strong red, the circles of the table and the chairs around, strong lines, the zebra pattern and the accent of color. Obviously I used the Sigma 10-20 at 10mm.

I did pretty much post-processing, darkening the asphalt, increasing the contrast between asphalt and chairs, resurrecting detail in the reflections of the window, pushing color heavily, etc.

Did it look that way? Yes, absolutely, albeit only in my imagination.

The Song of the Day is “Come Together” from the Beatles’ 1969 album “Abbey Road”. Amazon has no sound samples, but I trust you don’t need one 🙂

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Ted Byrne   (2007-04-03)

"Did it look that way?" You ask.

Here is the secret of artistic life. Know this and you can build an empire of great work.... Are you ready? Here goes....

"Nobody is a greater expert in your opinion than you."

And after all, art is simply your opinion. Yeah, that drives the Organic Movement among photographers into a frenzy, but hey... A frenzy a day will keep you regular, right?

Thanks for sharing


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Bill   (2007-04-03)

I liked this image yesterday when I viewed it, the composition, the angle from which it was shot really got my attention. But today as it came up on my monitor I was listening to Rufus Wainwright's Chocolate and Cigarettes and I don't just like the image now, it's so much beyond that. Don't know how or why the song together with the image had such an impact on me but it all came together so perfectly. Music is so effective in motion pictures, I guess it shouldn't come as any surprise that it can be just as effective with still photography. Gives me a new appreciation for your song of the day approach to photoblogging.
Keep 'em coming, I really enjoy your work.

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