Dissolving Yellow Sky

In route to Seaside, an Oregon coastal community about 90 miles west of Portland, there’s a turn off toward a very small town which has a park for enjoying nature. Along the walk, there’s a surprise: a large brick structure with an opening where presumably a door had at one time existed. Stepping inside, the (maybe) 30′ high walls are lined top to bottom with graffiti with no ceiling. Very much as I said, unexpected.

I didn’t apply any special effects to this image; it’s flowery and light and painterly texture was there as I saw it. I did move in close and set my focus on the tagged part, to accentuate with a slight depth of field blur, the colorful dissolving texture of the plants and wall. I include the unedited version in the gallery for comparison purposes.

Fred Gerendasy Photography

About My Prints:  I use only Canon Lucia inks for printing which are archival.  In addition to the printing papers, any future matting and framing materials used, if archival too (with reasonable care), will last 100 years or more. The papers I use almost exclusively are Canson Fine Art Papers and also do not contain brightening agents that decay over time.  For this image, the paper I used is the Canson Rag Photographique, a super smooth, soft surface that enhances its ethereal quality.


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