I wanted to make the image of a yellow arrow on the ground more brighter and lighten up the other objects in the background. I also changed the levels of the image to brighten the whites of the image. The yellow arrow looked too pale so using the Selective Colour tool on photoshop i lightened up the yellow shades of the image, making the arrow more bold.
This Friday i’ll be going to the London MCM Expo at ExCel / Custom House. Where lots of japanese and asian related events will be happening. I will also be taking my camera and tripod to enjoy taking images of the Cosplayers over the weekend to help me with my Self Initiative project.
Hopefully with permission, some of my weekend images may be put up on display on my Tumblr.
See you at Expo!
Sea Front Shops.
Brightons most appealing subjects to the eye are mostly the colourful decorations and souvenirs that you can purchase from small independent shops along the whole sea side pathway. Most of these items can include Rainbow coloured flags, normally supporting gay pride, Fridge magnets and the usual plastic beach tools.
The colour in the images appeals to me and attracts me to all the items, it gives off a very happy feel to it and feeling the excitement from being on a holiday.
While on the seafront i paid more attention to the more common subjects of the town instead of the tourist parts. This includes people doing their job as life guards or training to become one, the big recycling bins that are along the whole of the path and a busker with a saxophone.
I felt like taking images of less tourist looking subjects would be unique instead of cliche looking that are similar to holiday snapshots.
Arrival In Brighton.
When i got out of the train station from Brighton, i was struct by a lot of very bold colours and people in a variety of different clothing. Such as shorts, Ugg boots and even people in suits.
The image has 2 pictures together that i took during the walk to the Sea front. The left image shows how unique the people are on the side walk and their clothes and the main focus is of the man in the suit and in the background between the two buildings is the sea. I think the image makes a good difference.
At the beginning of my journey to Brighton i took several shots of the station where i was waiting for my train. I liked the image i took of the rail crossing through the image into the distance. This gives the picture a lot of depth.
The close up of the pillar gives a difference in colour with the dark blue compared to the worn out look of the yellow “Do Not Cross” line, the focus of the image is the pillar as it catches the viewers eye.
The shot of the vending machine give more character to the station, showing there is a food machine by the stairs, it looks fairly recent compared to the chipped paint on the side of the pillar and the stairs.