Iron and Brick

I made some edits to a black & white photo using the Waterlogue app on my iPhone and I am very happy with the results.

My Internal Editor struggles between how much and how far when it comes to making changes to a photograph. I tend to err on the side of “going too far”, but that is whole other conversation.


The original photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Iron & Brick, the original photo
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved


Edited in Waterlogue © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Iron & Brick, edited in Waterlogue
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

What do you think about this final image?

  10 comments for “Iron and Brick

  1. December 26, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    B&W crisp & clearcut; Purple haze is in my brain… I liked Honie’s comments. Thanks for sharing.

    • December 26, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      Thanks, Al. I enjoy hearing how people react to these photos.

  2. December 24, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    I like the after. Just looks cleaner to me, plus a little Alfred Hitchcock, which I like, too. Don’t know why it looks that way to me, I am ADHD, so I can blame some of it on that, I guess! 🙂

    • December 24, 2014 at 7:55 AM

      Thanks, Betty. Whatever it is, it is what it is—I am glad that you like it.

      BTW, I like the after version better also.

  3. December 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    very nice, but I prefer first one…That picture is awesome by itself and I think it doesn´t need any edits :).

    • December 23, 2014 at 3:10 PM

      Thanks for your comment. Doing anything to the original B&W photo was a tough decision to make.

  4. December 23, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    LOVE them both. The angle and perspective is perfect. Luscious!!

    • December 23, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      Thanks—I was experimenting on several levels with this one.

  5. December 23, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Before, is like a conversation is about to happen. Someone is going to sit there waiting in the late afternoon light. Someone else is going to show up any minute and tell them something important, something serious. After is much later, maybe even the next day, and one or both of them are saying, “That did not just happen.” Funny how we can imagine an entire story with only a shift of light and shadow .

    • December 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      Interesting thoughts. I can see it your way, now—thanks.

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