Challenger’s Choice: Abstract Architecture

It’s Anarchy over at Sally’s blog today! We get to pick from a list of proposed topics and submit a photo for that category. I have chosen Abstract Architecture and modified a B&W photo that I recently used for my 5 Day Challenge series.

Here is the photo that I used as a basis for this week’s entry.

Black and White Challenge  Day One © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Black and White Challenge
Day One
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved


I used Pixlr, CameraBag2 and SnapSeed to come up with this edited version.


False Dawn © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

False Dawn
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved


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  19 comments for “Challenger’s Choice: Abstract Architecture

  1. March 25, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    I like both of them, Allan, although they both have very different feels to them. I agree that being able to edit/process a photo so quickly is a real joy!



  2. Sue
    March 24, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Oh, neat processing, Allan!


  3. March 24, 2015 at 5:49 AM

    Wow, “False Dawn” is absolutely beautiful.


  4. March 23, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    What a difference! Love the additions of the colour. Whilst a sihouette is always striking in its contrast, it is always nice to see some coloru as well. Well done.


    • March 23, 2015 at 9:36 PM

      Thanks for your kind words. It amazes me what can be done without a darkroom and a day of experimentation.

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  5. March 23, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Agree! Great processing. I love what it did to the sky in back.


    • March 23, 2015 at 6:44 PM

      I think that Pixlr calls it a “Space Silhouette”. An apt term if that’s what it is.


  6. March 23, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Great use of apps-is that waterwheel from Sanoma? When can I get you over to Albany Senior Center to give my class on IiPhotography a talk on use of apps or go on a photo Sadie to Albany beach.? You have some fans over here.


    • March 23, 2015 at 6:42 PM

      Sounds like a lot of fun, Carol. What if I got in touch with you in a week or so and we looked at our schedules to see where we can get together?


  7. March 23, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Allan, I enjoyed each of the images. The original has a solemn quality that shows a more moody start to one’s day. While the post processed one has a more jubilant beginning for the day. Each works because of its individual character. The composition leads to a few possibilities for the subject. I believe that I am looking at a paddle wheel on the water with a small house behind it.


    • March 23, 2015 at 3:54 PM

      You are looking at a waterwheel on the side of a grist mill. This was an enjoyable project and a challenge to use a B&W in a new way. Thanks for the opportunity to grow today. Ω


  8. Amy
    March 23, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Very cool process! Well done. 🙂


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