Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJames Howe Platinum Member CollectionSigns
DescriptionThis is a shot I took of a local sandwich shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I took this mid-morning and the area where this was taken was in shadow. I liked the way the neon on the sign stood out and when I processed the image I tried to emphasize that by desaturating most of the color away from all areas except the sign and a bit of reflection on the window. I accomplished this by creating a black & white adjustment layer and using a mask to return color to the sign. I used a full black brush for the sign, and some other areas received a brush with a lower opacity to remove most, but not all of the color.
James Howe, Ann Arbor Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement I'm a photographer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My main photographic interests are architecture, architectural abstracts, industrial and things with graphical details and classic automobiles. My images typically try to capture something unique about the subject. For buildings and architecture it might be some part of the building that people might typically ignore. For cars it might be a detail that gets overlooked. Sometimes it's just a unique perspective on something that people see on a daily basis.
All of my images were shot using a DSLR and typically receive at least minimal processing in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Additional work is sometimes done to refine the image, similar to work done in a traditional wet darkroom. It is my belief that photographic art encompasses everything from composing and taking the shot through final processing. Getting it 'right' in the camera generally means planning ahead for digital darkroom processing. My Image Notebook blog describes processing details for many of my images.
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