Last week when I visited my father he told me that he had some huon pine (for sculpture) to give me, but I must go down to the shed to get it. The shed! The shed that I haven’t been inside for years, the shed that no-one has been inside for a very long time.
The shed was the centre of my father’s life, both working life and home life. It, and it’s predessor, a much smaller one, was always full of tins, tools, machines and the smell of sawdust. When I was a child I used fossick through stuff and “help daddy” by hammering bits of wood together. And it is all still there. Untouched.
The next time I visited I took my camera. Unfortunately it was an overcast day – so not so good for taking photos inside. This is one of them. This picture shows a shelf just inside the door.
The following images are again, where I had fun with “orange-ing” and other processing. I increased saturation and vibrancy of reds and yellows and decreased all other colours. I heightened tonal contrast and tried to make shapes more defined.
I mostly used Poster Edges filter and HDR toning. In HDR toning I applied Photo Realistic Contrast (high and low) and Saturation. Finally edges were sharpened.
I always enjoy isolating sections of images and blowing them up – obviously an influence from my teaching days. It is always a good way to begin, both in painting and design. The last two show the section I found most interesting (and it got rid of that annoying bag hanging at the side). The colours here remind me a bit of 17th century dutch and flemish painting. What do you think?