For the First Friday, we visited the Art Walk on Santa Fe. One gallery that we visited was located on the second floor. That Friday the sunset was spectacular. I could not resist making this image looking out across the roof of the adjacent buildings.
Roof And Sunset, Art Walk Studio
The view through the window allowed me to make a closeup image of the skylight. This was converted to black and white with the “Dramatic B&W” app on the iPhone.
Art Walk Skylight
Behind this studio was a deck with a pair of empty deck chairs.
Pair Of Deck Chairs
Those curved backs just cried out for a change in perspective. Moving close up, I used the chair back in the foreground to lead in to the image. I focused on the far chair. This is one of the rare cases when the iPhone does not give a huge depth of field. After converting to black and white with Snapseed, this was my result.
Art Walk Deck Chairs
For this Art Walk, we made visits to many second floor galleries. On leaving one of the galleries, I noted that the stairs made a nice lead in to the sidewalk down below. I positioned myself and waited for a passer by to enter the image space. Here I was fortunate to capture one young lady perfectly positioned in the doorway and texting on her phone.
Texting By The Door, Art Walk
Outside another studio were bunches of keys hanging from a door knob. This image was made under tungsten incandescent lighting that causes a yellow color cast. This image was processed with Snapseed, desaturating the colors to reduce the strong yellow cast.
Bunches Of Keys
During the previous week, the Light Rail “W” line began service from Denver, through Lakewood and on to Golden. As usual, rides were free for opening day. We joined the hoards of people exploring the new service. At the Broadway station, are walls of glass blocks. These always create interesting pictures with wild distortions caused by the thick uneven glass surfaces.
Looking Through The Glass Brick Wall
That week, Joe Bonamassa visited Denver and played at the Bellco Theater. This was a great concert by a guitarist that I have enjoyed listening to for several years. After the concert, I was waiting for Light Rail at the Convention Center. Looking up towards the roof, I noticed all the cables and lighting, that created strong lines through the image.
Convention Center Station Roof
This was a perfect candidate for processing with “Tangled FX”. During processing, bright highlights and contrasty lines are emphasized by spiky lines, as can be seen above.