Sometimes in photography we get caught up in capturing details. We want colors and action, texture and excitement. We process in HDR, and we Spicify in Topaz.
Sometimes we forget to look for the simple things–lines, curves, reality.
On last weekend’s light rail photocrawl, we got off the train at Arizona State University, near Sun Devil Stadium. I took numerous shots around the campus, but the one that I keep coming back to is this one:
I simply enjoy the curve of the building, the contrast between the light concrete and the deep blue sky, the glare of the sun on the windows which is indicative of the desert environment, and the little tiny capture of the airplane in the lower left corner as it lifts off from nearby Sky Harbor airport.
I did very little processing on this shot, just a little curves adjustment to set the white point.
Sometimes it’s good to just simplify and go with the Zen.