Friday, 6 November 2009

091106 A Red Enterprise


A rather strange thing happened when I loaded this picture of Leeds Civil Hall into Photoshop. I had previously been doing something with a photograph using the "paint bucket" tool and it was set on a nice deep red colour. When I loaded the photograph I took in Leeds on Tuesday I didn't notice that the "paint bucket" tool was still selected and clicked the mouse (we've all done it haven't we!). Instantly I had Leeds Civic Hall standing out against a brilliant red sky. I quite like it and so I have decided to keep it. Leeds Civil Hall was built during the Great Depression as a way of finding work for local people. Such "socialist" schemes led to the construction of many fine and lasting buildings and projects. A red background seems quite appropriate.

8 comments:

The Machinist's Wife said...

I love it. The whole pic looks surreal. You usually associate red with a)Russia or b) China and all things pertaining to these two countries. Not so with this.

One day... One day, when I have more time??? I'd like to mess around with Photos...I bet you have fun!

Sunny said...

I think it looks quite good with the red background, it really makes the building stand out.
Sunny :)

Valerie said...

Very effective, Alan. I wish you'd give lessons on Photoshop.

jennyfreckles said...

V interesting! That has more than a touch of nostalgia for me, as my daughter was married in this building, Leeds Civic Hall, three years ago...and all her bridesmaids wore just that colour of red.

L. D. Burgus said...

Yes, photoshop can have a mind of it's own. Every once in a while I feel like it has taken me hostage. I taken courses on it and I still struggle with some of it's details. I am too right brained to keep it all straight. I really like the building. It is impressive. Our socialistic projects consisted of building sidewalks and painting murals. That was a good project to build. Great shot with a hot red sky.

Patty said...

Makes for a very stunning photo. Thanks for your visit and comments. Happy week-end.

The Retired One said...

Things happen for a reason, don't they?
Maybe art had a mind of its own that day, to our benefit!

James said...

Now that looks like a happy accident. I like it.