This photo is an expression of my feelings.
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A very interesting photo!
When I first took a look at Brooke's submission, I wondered what it was. An aeroplane? The front of a racing car???
I think photos that make you look, and then look again, create a lot of interest for the viewer.
After a few more looks, I have finally figured out that this is a church. Captured with the church really low in the scene, making room for all that sky.
I would personally like to see a little more of the church, and a little less of the sky. However, this could take away some of the curiosity from the photo.
It looks as if Brooke has got to work with the software on this photo. I have said here before that using software is not cheating, but purists would argue otherwise.
Without the software, this would have been an ordinary shot. With the software we have a really interesting picture.
It looks as if the contrast has been pushed right to the limits, so much so that the clouds have seriously blown highlights. Awful in a normal photo, but just tickety-boo for a more abstract photo!
The other processing that seems to have gone on here is some Cross processing. This is where colours are altered so far that they barely resemble the original.
Years ago the effect was created by deliberately developing film using the wrong chemicals. Today we use software to achieve the same effect. Click to read a Photoshop tutorial on creating the cross processing effect.
All in all, this is one of those Marmite (or Vegemite if you're from Australia!) photos – you'll either love it, or hate it. Personally I love it!
Thanks Brooke for the submission,
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