Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by FidizzyTypeS, Jun 14, 2007.
Took this photos tonight over at 5 Pointz in Long Island City. Hope you guys like.
not gonna lie, this is really interesting. never seen anyone post pictures of taggers.
question....very last picture: whats that little red wooden thing on the bottom left? or is that something random
It's a skateboard/dolly. Probably to make the bottom parts a little easier on the knees.
Fix the WB. IMO all night shots look pretty bad with the uncorrected tungsten lighting.
I don't recall ever seeing a poster of a nighscape without corrected WB.
I sometimes leave mine uncorrected... but yes.
You need to adjust the WB
edit... looks better side by side ;p
I see what you mean, but I still stand by my photo because thats what it looked like when I was there, the bottom one, although nice, doesn't show what i saw.
And I do appreciate your critque.
you only saw orange?
Actually, our eyes do a pretty good job of correcting WB in our head. The scene might have actually been orange, and you might have known it was orange, but unless there's something wrong with the image processing ability of your brain, you most likely PERCIEVED something similar to what was on the right.
When you look at that wall, and you see the white spraypaint being lit by the orange light, your brain makes an attempt to correct for it because your brain knows that under normal circumstances you SHOULD be seeing white, even though it doesn't appear so.
that WB really sucks ass.
The street lights are orange not white, everything was lit that color and since it was an extremly cloudy night the clouds reflected the same color as well. Stop by there sometime so you can see what i'm talking about.
sure, on my way home.
its a short flight.....
when he was done did he yell out "I'm the Jug-a-Not, bitch!"
nice pics though and I agree with the WB
nice photos.. but kindda random question.. i see it looks like it's on a main street.. weren't you all afraid cops would drive by? i mean.. it's NYC so i'm sure there are a shitload of cops.. looks so lit up to be a back alley or something
Graff boming at 5 Pointz is not only allowed, it's encouraged.
This is true, but here's how I look at it. If I shine an orange light on my white wall, my eyes see an orange colored wall. My brain knows it's white, but it doesn't go back and tell my eyes that. If I were to take a picture of it, I would want it to remain how my eyes see it, not what my brain knows to otherwise be true. Personal preference I guess, but that's why I question some white balance adjustments.
That said, I wasn't at this location and I don't know just how orange things were, but here's my shot at WB (mine is on the right):
Perhaps Fidizzy didn't like NJGuy's rendition because, although he corrected the white, it ended up taking on a greenish tint. It's most noticable on the sidewalk and the light pole:
Both NJ's and mine have corrected the whites of the scene, as easily noticable in the white graffiti. Looking at a portion of the "E", mine and NJ's are nearly identical compared to the overly orange original. But NJ's light pole and sidewalk have taken on a green tint as opposed to the orange one the OP recalls the scene as.
Watcha think Fidizzy?
Thats the most amazing thing i've ever seen. Thank you for taking the time to write that all up. I should have also mentioned that the colors he used on the big letters were silver and gold not white. But you sir are 100% correct, when I was color correcting it seems to heavy on either blue or green so i left it with more of an orange hue to show what I was seeing there at the location which is a personal preference of mine as well. =)
Thank you again for taking your time out to write that up!!!!!!
is it a shitty neighborhood or something?
pretty cool comparisons
5Ptz is a local landmark that has been used by and inhabited by artists for some time. The building owners used to just be people that appreciated NYC graffiti as an artform (and it really is) but the building was sold a couple years back to an artists co-op type thing and it's full of art studios now.
The graffiti on the building isn't some random tagger crap, it's real and complex artwork. It's too bad that NYC trains aren't still covered in this stuff. It's colorful, raw and uniquely east coast.
Some more pictures of it (not mine): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cassidy/sets/1453252/
not at all....its actually a decent neighborhood that is going trendy/artsy
If you were wondering how I did it, it was extremely simple. Only took one click lol. I opened it up in Lightroom, grabbed the white balance dropper, and clicked on the "E" in the pic. That's all it took. =)
However, in a set of pics like this, you have to be careful if you use that method on every picture. You may end up with different looking WBs in each pic. Like this for example:
Clicking on this spray paint can in two different areas of the white can yield different results, even though the can is white in both spots (this is your original pic):
Gives us this:
The second one (I got this one by clicking where the top arrow is pointing) is probably closer to what you remember, and is closer to the white balance I set in that earlier pic. To make sure you get a pretty uniform white balance throughout a set, you'd want to use the WB dropper on one pic, then make note of the temp/tint settings LR applied, and apply those same settings to the rest of the pics.
EDIT: Oh, and cool photos by the way. I never commented heh. I wish I lived near some place cool like this. Stupid ol' Alabama... =(
Cool stuff man. I never ended up going that day I told you I was, but we should really hit it up during the day to bring out the colors an not having to deal with those nasty lights.
holy shit man.
You went to extremes on that!
I spent like 10 seconds adjusting it just for an example.
Wasnt meant to be perfection
Nice job tho. The white is what i was looking at when I adjusted it.
Wasnt worried about the rest. Pretty impressive.