Over at Visual Venturing it is AB Friday Week 29 and I thought I would have another go at doing an image for it. I do images all the time, but I don’t always think to show the before and after, but sometimes it is really good to do that. I liked what I did with this image, and I like how much it changed from the before, so I really wanted to participate this week.
The Block Arcade Closed
The after image. I like the silence of it, and the peek into a world that we don’t get to see very often, when things are shut, especially in an arcade.
The before image, it looks as it usually does, well with the exception of the people.
When I went to the Block Arcade on this particular evening I was so surprised to find it with no one in it. For about 2 or 3 minutes I was there taking these photos no one entered, it was like a dream come true for me. So I quickly took some images.
Most didn’t work because my ISO was too low, but I just had to go for it, I knew if I stopped to muck around with settings or put my tripod up, the moment would be gone. The only downside to the whole thing was that the shop right at the end was still open and there were people in it. So my challenge for this image was to remove the trace of people and close the shop and try to make the arcade look like it was closed, or had been closed for some time, like it was stuck in time.
I don’t know that I quite achieved that, but I am still fairly happy with what I got. I do need to get more textures though, ones that are more suitable for this sort of image.
Don’t forget to go to Stacy’s blog and see all the other entries for AB Friday Week 29.
I just need to remind people that you can comment on this post, and while it doesn’t look like anything happens when you do, but it does. I get all the comments, though it can take me some time to approve and respond to them yet. I don’t know why this blog is so weird to leave comments on. I will have to get onto the developers and see what they can work out.
Here is a gallery, so you can see the images individually.