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The Poetry of Construction

December 13, 2013 1 comment

Construction boom in Seattle

Construction is booming in downtown Seattle. Developers are planning to build 42,000 apartment units by 2017. The men work in the open air, rain or shine, and now in frigid weather. I decided to take some pictures to show the poetry of their work.



Seattle construction workers

The guys in the construction site in front of me have seen me working in my office, taking photos of people, drinking coffee, taking yoga breaks. Sometimes one of them will give a friendly wave, but usually, there’s a respectful distance.



Seattle construction worker tethered
The men do strenuous work of lifting heavy weights, hammering, putting floors and ceilings in. They are tethered to prevent them from deadly falls.

Seattle construction worker having lunch
They eat lunch in a room where there are no walls yet.



crow
This crow and I were watching the scene together. In the evenings, we catch the gorgeous sunset.



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Autumn Beauty

November 5, 2013 Leave a comment

I recently did a photo shoot to capture the beauty of fall. The skies in Seattle may be gray, but the ground is bursting with color. Here are my favorite shots from the photo session, which took place at Seattle Center.

Beauty & The Bicycle by Green City Pix

Thanks to my model for rocking a dress and heels on a bicycle! This image reminds us of the Netherlands, the land of tulips and bicycles.

Autumn Beauty by Green City Pix

 

Autumn Beauty by Green City Pix

 

Please note, my photos now bear the Green City Pix watermark. I recently became a wedding and special events photographer because I love making beautiful images. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do.
 

Changing a Scene with Photoshop’s Content-Aware Move Tool

I’ve been playing around with the Content-Aware Move tool in Photoshop CS6. I use this to change elements of a scene. You can get similar effects using the clone stamp, but I’ve found that the Content-Aware Move tool gives me better control in larger scenes. Check out what I did below and let me know what you think!

This is Ali, a woman who loves adventure. I met her at Gasworks Park in Seattle. It was a beautiful day and lots of people were out and about.

paragliding

There’s nothing wrong with this scene, but I wanted to see what would happen with some creative editing. Using the Content-Aware Move tool in Photoshop, I removed the people and filled in the sky and the ground.

using content-aware move tool


Here’s the final image with the ground cropped out to focus on the subject of the picture.

Final image with content-aware move tool

You can access the Content-Aware Move tool through the icon with the intertwined arrows. The Adapation settings from Very Strict to Very Loose will give you different results.

As always, I’m interested in what you think. Let me know which of these photos you like best by commenting or taking the poll. Thanks, and have a creative day!

content-aware move tool in Photoshop CS6