The Star Lounge
Ventura is a city full of classic architecture and fifties-fabulous signs; the kind of place where I find myself taking photos every few steps. Main Street is packed with architectural details like this one.
I love big bold color, which means I love Tiffen Photo FX’s Burnt Copper filter. It’s heavy hitting and wild. It can turn a blah photo into a colorsplosion. It adds huge amounts of orange and yellow to a photo:
I liked this, but I thought the red brickwork needed some love too, so I increased the red saturation in this photo by using the RGB tool in Photogene. Here’s a screenshot of that step:
Here’s the compartively blah original:
My original goal was to get rid of that dead backlit sky, but I liked how all the warm colors played together in the end. I am such a sucker for screaming color.