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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Comments

  • micki November 29, 2006 Reply

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

  • .. April 18, 2007 Reply

    [...] Patrick’s Quay, and Patrick’s Bridge in Cork. This photo was taken from the far left of Yellow Boxes. Patrick’s Hill is visible in background as you follow the road up the [...]

  • Flickr: jaanikas July 12, 2007 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! :)

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