Monday, July 11, 2011

Misty Monday - Purple Overpass

Dawn, James Island Connector, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


The James Island Connector is a bridge that links Charleston with one of the neighboring sea islands. This image was made on slide film a few years back, at a time when I was push processing chromes one stop for added punch. Photo buyers in Charleston seem to like my images for their strong hues, so I often strive for that pop of color. A draw back of push processing is added grain in the image, as you can see in this misty twilight scene along the Ashley River.



More importantly...
Happy 21st Birthday Adam Cade Gabriel ! !


32 comments:

  1. The graphic composition here is quite impressive. The hue adds a sense of surrealism.

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  2. I definitely see the allure of the 'pop,' Doug! And happy 21st birthday to Adam.

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  3. Purple and pink and green what a way to start the day!
    Bon anniversaire !

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  4. What a giant bridge! The purple color makes this photo really extraordinary. Very nice!

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  5. Wonderful framing and tones. Happy Birthday to Adam.

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  6. Excellent framing. I love the colors.
    Happy Birthday to Adam.

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  7. how cool, a lovely and happy Birthday to Adam!
    I'm impressed by this purple energy!Wonderful shot and bridge!
    Léia

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  8. nothing like having your breath taken away first thing in the morning.
    happy birthday, adam.

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  9. I really like it! I think the added grain works as well at least in this image. Really nice Doug.

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  10. Interesting look with the punchy colors. Sometimes I feel we spend too much time worrying about noise (grainyness) in our pics. I think it adds a bit of character.

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  11. really creative use of existing elements to frame this scene.. nice work! :)

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  12. There is such a sense of the artistic eye in this most painterly of frames, Doug. I can see this as a large canvas on the wall, hues that pop, detai;s that capture the essence of that structure. It's such a visually strong and dynamic image.

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  13. Your composition is always very creative, I like how you framed it!
    Happy Birthday to Adam! ;-)

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  14. In technical terms, it is fabulous.

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  15. It seems unreal! It's a great effect, Doug!

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  16. Хорошее фото! Мне нравится эта обработка. Я люблю эти цвета!

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  17. Gotta love your processing man. Honestly, at first sight it seemed like a scen from Mario! At second sight, the real beauty came up...

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  18. I love the colors here! Very cool.

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  19. Does a little grain really matter? It's a phenomena that's been used to great effect since the early days of photography. And it works beautifully here..

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  20. I've actually always been a fan of grain and I think it works well here. The colors are extraordinary.

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  21. great geometric shot, and the green spot really makes the composition

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  22. Love the image Doug and the way you have processed it. Great.

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  23. Un artístico encuadre, color y procesado...una artística fotografía, en definitiva...muy buena!!!

    Saludos!!! ;)

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  24. This is spectacular to me! Wonderful Light again - and a great construction. I follow you!

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  25. intriguing technical details here, and a very pleasing result! i'd say the vivid colors easily offset the grainy structure! in fact, the grain adds to the charm of this very pink image! and i like the pov very much, as if you had been looking out of a window!

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  26. Just wonderful framing and color--great shot Doug! I kind of like the grain from a push and boy, you're right, the color pops!

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