Route 50, Nevada: Photo by Denny Wilkins; production by wintersmith
When I first opened this shot I was immediately struck by its remarkable symmetry and framing. So I decided to add a border overlay filter that made more transparent for the viewer just how Denny handled the composition. Being me, I also processed for contrast and color boost.
What would a shot look like if someone else processed it?
The idea has been kicking around for a couple years now thanks to Michael Pecaut. Now six of us (Mike, Greg Thow, Greg Stene, Evan Robinson, Denny Wilkins and myself) are going to do it.
- Each participant selects a shot and uploads it to the others. The shot can be old or new, any genre, whatever.
- The others will then process the shot as though they had taken it. They can crop it, abstract it, black-and-white it, oversaturate it, whatever.
- They will then post the image to 5280LM, hopefully with some brief explanation as to what the viewer is seeing.
I’m not sure what to expect. Most of my colleagues are more faithful, straight-up photographers, so I might anticipate them taking a direct path. I tend to be more digital artsy than photographery, so I may take more liberties. Or I could be wrong.
I do know I was told I – in forceful language – couldn’t submit any of my doll shots, which I think is horribly unfair….
Anyway, I’ll have my first one up shortly.
… on the snowpack in the forest at my university.