The red bottle


A street shot from center Chisinau, Moldova
The image itself is © My wife (Did you take a look at yesterday’s ?)

Photoshop CS2 was used for the postprocessing. I tried out a technique described in a book from Scott Kelby to convert to black and white using a combination of 2 adjustment layers : one with a gradient map and one with the channel mixer. And I have to say, it works well ! Thank you mr. Kelby ;-)

The red bottle was kept in color because it was the only thing on the billboard that had a little bit of color in it. The rest was rather gray… I found that really remarkable as here in Belgium, they use all possible of flashy colors to attract people’s attention.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DiMAGE F100
  • Focal length: 13.8mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s