Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Altered with Picnik, Focal B&W, No. 1


Focal B&W Special Effect. I took this photo on March 12, 2009 with my backup camera, a Coolpix L12.

At the time renovation of the downtown Portland Transit Mall, which goes south on SW 5th and north on SW 6th, nears completion. On this particular day, the lane lines must have been painted; crews had placed bollards alongside the lines to keep vehicles off the paint prior to its drying.

Speaking of lanes, let me explain them to you. Automobiles are allowed in the leftmost lane only and may turn left only (except for one intersection whose location I do not recall). You can tell from the recessed metal tracks that the MAX has priority in either the center lane or the right lane, depending whether it is making time or boarding and/or de-boarding passengers. Buses are the only wheeled vehicles allowed in the right lane, but of course they may not go there if a MAX train is there. All of the bus stops are on the sidewalk beside the right lane. This is SW 6th, looking north in the middle of the block south of SW Madison. I am at this intersection most days after work now that the Mall has reopened.


Cathy Hudspeth said...

This is very, very cool! A perfect use of post-production.

Abraham Lincoln said...

You did a nice job with the black and white and red posts. I don't or haven't done anything like that in a lot time because when I wanted to do them there was no provision to make it easy in Photoshop. And prior to that I was into Corel Draw and used it for a lot of stuff. But they never kept up with the trends from website to blogs and paid the price in reduced sales and they never have got it back. They are in version 5 now and the last full version I got was 3.

Thanks for the visit. I am still at Word Press but I see some of my photo friends who are at the same place and they spend all the time and efforts on taking exceptional photographs. I will give you a link to one of them and you can go there and have a look around. He is in Japan and is not Japanese.

Let me know what you think.

Babooshka JH said...

Nicely done, and b&w always makes for a classic photo.

parker said...

Very well done!

Juliet in MN said...

I love the total shot, especially the black and white panorama. That's my Portland!

Mel said...

Wow! I love this shot! I just came across your blog and I am really enjoying it!