First I photograph
Then I create!

Thanks to modern technology, a photograph has unlimited potential.

Buddha Head Squares - Wat Tham Pha Chom - Mae Sai, Thailand
Buddha Head Squares – Wat Tham Pha Chom – Mae Sai, Thailand

In the digital darkroom, I can bend curves, layers, light, dark, and even the full color spectrum. Sometimes it’s just a matter of making an image pop. Other times, I find myself creating something completely new.

Using this concept, I am proud to offer my five selections for Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Color competition. They gave me five colors, and I had to choose an image that best exemplifies each one.

WHITE:
4 Square Buddha Head

{Wat Tham Pha Chom
Mae Sai, Thailand}

I purposely overexposed the photo in-camera (top left square), then continued to tinker with curves and levels to create the final image.

Before getting into the other four colors, I’d like to send a huge thanks to Irina of Trips that Work for my nomination… and away we go…

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GREEN: A Brown Leaf Buried in Ice
{taken in: pennsylvania, usa}

Even a dead leaf still pulses with the green energy of life
Even a dead leaf still pulses with the green energy of life
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Even that which has been tossed away still has life in it

It was winter. The leaf was dead, brown, and below an inch of ice. But when I opened the image in Photoshop and pulled the curves way down, everything except these green pixels went away.

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BLUE: St. Louis Capitol Building
{taken in: missouri, usa}

The St. Louis, Missouri, Capitol Building, fountain and Gateway Arch
The St. Louis, Missouri, Capitol Building, fountain and Gateway Arch
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Figured I should have one straight-forward photo among my five. Who doesn’t love swimming in beautiful blue water. But man, this is extra blue!

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RED: Monk Buying a Bus Ticket
{taken in: chiang mai, thailand}

Even monks need a bus ticket - Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, Thailand
Even monks need a bus ticket – Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, Thailand
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Taken on a moving escalator, this photograph is both an example of capturing motion in-camera, then enhancing the image to bring out the most important subject – our friend the monk.

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 YELLOW: Like the Taxis back home
{taken across: india & southeast asia}

Taksi // Taxis of SouthEast Asia // the Symmetry Project, by Greg Goodman
Taksi // Taxis of SouthEast Asia // the Symmetry Project, by Greg Goodman
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All people, regardless of where we live, have the same core needs and responsibilities. One of these needs is to get from here to there. And sometimes, the easiest way to do that is hailing a cab!

The Symmetry Project explores these core needs to paint a picture of how our lives are mirrored across the world.

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So now, I need to nominate some of my blogger friends… sorry for the last-minute notice guys and gals, you have until tomorrow :) (contest ends 8.29.12)

Good luck to us all :)

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  • http://twitter.com/TravelTweet Michel Travel Notes™

    Photography as art.

    • http://www.AdventuresofaGoodMan.com Greg Goodman

      Sure is! :) Thanks for your comment.