Yellow Boxes

Yellow boxes on the junction of Bridge Street and Patrick’s Bridge in Cork. It’s illegal to enter a yellow box if you can’t exit as has happened with a few cars here.

This image was entered in the Patterns Around Us competition along with my Autumn Leaf but this was my favourite one because of the strong colours and unusual contrasting effect.

How I did this: take an ordinary photo and clean it up, fixing levels and all the usual things. Duplicate layer, then play around with the top layer and the curves tool, creating a curve with two waves. You’ll see unusual rainbow hues and the colours will be distorted in other ways too. Now, change the mode of the layer. Each mode will make the image look different, but I settled on “Grain Merge” for the final effect here.

PS. the Blogger’s Dinner last night was most excellent. Luigi’s staff did an outstanding job at creating a tasty meal!


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3 Comments

  1. micki Reply

    I do like the way the yellow boxes stand out on this shot.

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  3. Flickr: jaanikas Reply

    Your great photo has been noticed!

    I’m an admin for a group called NOT Just Another Picture Pool – (comment on 1 pic – new rules).
    This week’s theme is YELLOW and we’d be happy to have your photo added to the group if you’d like. :)

    Hope to see you soon! :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/donncha/309301229/comment72157600781339662

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