Posted on Jan.10, 2010, under Michigan, University of Michigan

(Olympus E-3, 7-14mm at 9mm (2x crop factor), ISO 400, exposure 1/6 sec @ f/5.0)

This image shows ‘Untitled Vessel’ a fine art piece by Ray Allen, on display at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. I took this shot with my ultra-wide angle lens and I just liked the way the piece looked in the museum light. The raw image was rather dark, but I was able to brighten it considerably in Adobe Lightroom. I was able to use a combination of fill light and blacks to brighten the front of the piece which was rather dark in the raw image. I used Topaz Simplify on the background to give it less detail and to keep the focus on the artwork.

Comments and feedback welcome.

Image and text Copyright © 2009-2010 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

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  • Bob Towery says:
    I really like how you took “their art” and made it “your art.” Great POV. Nice LR work and I like how the shadows are perfectly symmetrical. Only think I can add is perhaps cloning out whatever that is at the bottom left on the wall. It just kind of draws my eye over there.

    Very nice work.

  • James Howe says:
    Good catch on the spot on the wall. I hadn’t noticed it before, but now that you mention it I think I should get rid of it.

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