August 19, 2011

the anatomy of a shot - 33/52 - rest

Yeah, I know. This is probably not my best work. It didn't quite turn out the way I intended. And I almost ditched it to shoot something completely different. But after investing a certain amount of time, there's no turning back...

The thing I like the most about creating images like these is the way you get to learn about balancing color and light of the different components. Although I couldn't achive a perfect result I'm satisfied with the outcome nonetheless. 

final image 

outdoor shot
(had to climb up six stories of fire escape stairs for that one)

indoor shot

stock photo of new york skyline


  1. I totally understand how you feel when you spend a certain amount of time on a piece. You have to draw the line at some point and accept that it's good enough. I actually like this, I love the juxtaposition of the 'real world office' type part and the 'dreamy skyline':)

  2. How do you take 3 different color temps and make them look the same?

  3. woop woop! :D :D :D

    go spidey! die freundliche spinne aus der Nachbarschaft :D

  4. Thanks everyone! :-)

    @Debbi: The best article(s) I've ever read about color matching (and shading) can be found at They are awesome!