The Weekly Photo Challenge is right down my alley: Doors!
In my eyes, metal is one of the most fascinating materials (along with stone, wood, and glass): Different metals allow for different uses, display different grades of lustre, and corrode differently if at all. So Paleica’s photo challenge is a welcome occasion, although I feel I’ve already posted loads of “Metall.”
Since I have quite a bit of metal for you today – even in the second picture – I thought this might also be an appropriate entry for Paleca’s Magic Letters Challenge: The magic word is Metall.
A quick reminder because I love getting myself distracted by photo challenges: The 2/3 series features a simple formula: composition by the so called rule of thirds. The idea is to focus on structures and colours rather than composition while giving the pictures a uniform look. Based on this unifying ‘grammar’ it should be possible to arrange and re-arrange picture series according to different criteria – and tell different ‘stories’ – without losing a certain coherence. Here, the story told might be of rocks, or the remnants enclosed inside them.
The pictures show details of Kochbrunnen, an octagonal building in Wiesbaden’s downtown area. Different angles, different times of the day. different days, different weather conditions: These factors account for the different moods and colours in these picures.
I metered on the columns, slightly (but consistently) overexposing them because the sandstone is quite light – except for the last frame which reflects the lighting situation of the early evening. White balance was the same for all pictures, and no post-processing was done regarding the colours.
If I ever needed proof that light is one of the most important ‘materials’ for a photographer to work with, here it is. I am sure you all already knew, but I am still kind of new to colour photography, so to acutally see how different these pictures are from one another is a bit of a surprise for me.
Thanks to Christina / Paleica for inspiring this series with her recent photo challenge.