Scene from a memory

Dreamy / Träumerisch
Hard lines / Harte Linien

Olympus OM-D EM1, Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5 mm, ISO 200, f1.2, 1/60 sec.


This photo was taken looking into one of the many samurai estates in Kakunodate. I quite like the picture as is, but I did think that this would be a good opportunity to play around a bit with different post-processing styles. I was first drawn to the soft and dreamy look, which paired well with the feeling of antiquity exuded from the ancestral house. However, taking things in the opposite direction and strengthening the impact of the lines in the image also leads to a very nice result and so I just had to post both! I’d be very interested to hear which of the final images tickles your fancy.

Das Foto habe ich in Kakunodate gemacht, als ich in einem der vielen Samurai Häuser hineinblickte. Ich mag das Bild wie es aus der Kamera kam, dachte aber, dass es eine gute Möglichkeit für ein bisschen Spaß mit der Nachbearbeitung wäre. Erstens bin ich zum weich und träumerisch Look gezogen worden, wegen dem Gefühl vom Altertum, dass das alte Haus ausstrahlt. Allerdings finde ich das Ergebnis, in dem ich alle die Sliders in der anderen Richtung gezogen habe, mit den vielen harten Linien auch sehr schön und konnte mich nicht entschließen, welches zu posten! Ich würde mich sehr auf eure Meinung dazu freuen.

2 thoughts on “Scene from a memory

  1. Loving “Hard Lines” Brad. There’s something quite ominous about this shot. It’s almost as though you, the camera man, are lying in wait. There’s a crackle of imminent “Kill Bill” style violence in the atmosphere!


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