Shapes with a touch of Star Wars by joansmor

Shapes with a touch of Star Wars

I went to the farm my gf, Yvon, and her dh are remodeling hoping to move in later this year. Then he gets to have his horses at his place. It was a great time to capture some pictures that weren't landscapes. This is by far my favorite of the day and I can't tell you why. Not sure if it will appeal to anyone else either. But I did watch that posting on composition and it talked about shapes and vanishing points and think that is what is partially working here. Then Yvon said I should move the shop vac. But kinda reminded me of R2D2. Okay call me crazy - won't be the first time. Liked it in color but when I turned it bw it really worked for me. There is a skylight in the ceiling that causes a diffusion of the light which I choose to push in my processing. I processed this in HDR Pro and then in LR.
I love working with natural light so the light in this is very appealing to me. I think the triangular shape of the ladder gives the shot a strong base which gets counterbalanced by the airiness of the room. And R2D2 looks fabulous!
January 12th, 2016  
Great high key effect.
January 12th, 2016  
This is totally awesome.. Wonderful idea and processing. Nice job.
January 12th, 2016  
r2d2, definitely
January 12th, 2016  
The ladder is so tall when I would expect it to be about 5 ft. tall. It all has a mysterious feel to it. That's a good thing to have.
January 13th, 2016  
Definitely right out of Star Wars!! Little robot hiding under the protection of the long legged ladder.
January 13th, 2016  
Great capture, well spotted and shot
January 13th, 2016  
Good find of that little droid!
January 13th, 2016  
Love your analogy - how clever to make that comparison - we can all relate to that! Like your lighting in this.
January 13th, 2016  
Ok, I'll have to give that video a full run. :) I bookmarked it. Funny, I drove around tonight looking for a landscape to take!!
January 13th, 2016  
That ladder is so tall or the ceiling is low. Really makes you wonder . B&W really works.
January 13th, 2016  
Lovely high key Joan!
January 13th, 2016  
Very cool!
January 13th, 2016  
Super cool, love it:)
January 13th, 2016  
Wonderful capture.
January 13th, 2016  
Very unique, interesting, and fun to study!
January 13th, 2016  
Ladder, door, shopvac robot - it looks very abstract.
January 13th, 2016  
@kt8ird Wish we lived close enough to go out together - you could help me with portraits and I would show you a few good landscapes. Watch the video.
January 13th, 2016  
Great processing Joan, I like the high contrast. And the couple of little robots.
January 13th, 2016  
Cool processing and shapes, love playing with the lighting as well!
January 13th, 2016  
The processing really works on this b & w image
January 13th, 2016  
Neat shot! Love the use of high key processing here!
January 13th, 2016  
Love the lighting and processing
January 13th, 2016  
SO creative. Love it!
January 15th, 2016  
Ha ha! Love this. One year, in the midst of remodeling, we used our ladder for our Christmas tree ;)
January 20th, 2016  
@bethshepherd Bet that got a lot of comments.
January 20th, 2016  
I like this one. Love the crispness of the items in the center and the diffusion of light around the room
January 20th, 2016  
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