Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Un-processed, un-edited, straight from the camera images of the Green Point Stadium

It is important to get the colour right of the facade on the images of the mesh close ups I post here.
Obviously its no good to show you the facade in un-realistic colours. The interesting fact about the facade is that it takes on different colours and changes depending on the time of the day, the colour is also affected by the weather, the colour of the sky and also what angle it is viewed from It simply never looks the same

So for your interest I posted the same image (above) twice taken on sept 24 at 18.00 PM when the sky was ink black and the sun suddenly came out and lit up the stadium. The top edited image is what it looked like in real life, the bottom image is straight from the camera

 I took the shot with my SLR Canon EOS 450D the top image was edited, with my usual settings in Picasa  Contrast Tuning and slight increase of saturation
 I use only 2 programs Picasa and Picnik for the more creative images

All the above images are un-processed so not edited but straight from the camera, they are just cropped
to show the mesh facade only. Click on the image and you will see the date, the time and where I took it from
Unfortunately I had deleted already many of the images of the past 18 days (thast how long they have been working on the mesh facade) especially the ugly grey onces, so I cant show all the days.

(From my point of view, the mesh looks as grey as cement when it is a grey day and in the morning but  it looks like copper or golden when the sun sets but not all the time even during sunset the mesh changes colour and on sunny days it takes on shades of white.
I see it every day, day in day out , it never looks the same, when it is bad weather it looks ...well ...ugh
but when the sun shines it looks nice, even though close up, it is grey-ish brown and actually dirty, especially the older strips but I imagine the rain will wash it clean from time to time  Problem is, it doesn't rain here for 3 month or so in summer ...

Top shot is un edited, the bottom one edited in Picasa
Sunday Sept 27 Shot from the golf course at 18.00 PM
 The facade looks great here, nice and white
 It was a sunny beautiful day and I loved the stadium again... but the previous day on Saturday it was grey and about to rain, I drove up close and was very disappointed, it definitely didn't look nice, the colour wasn't nice and the older strips of mesh were visibly dirty in comparison with the newer ones So there you are, its not a clear cut case .

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