I had about 20 minutes to kill at work the other day before my next meeting was scheduled to begin so I went to town on this image. I try to work on an image or two before each meeting because it helps spur creative thought. And that’s the cool thing about a lot of the meetings I am a part of at onOne. They’re mostly creative-based. We’re coming up with new and exciting ways to create amazing photo software. So, to help me be on my game, I edit an image or two. And the fact that I can sit at my desk in the office, working on my images and it’s not only ok, but it’s actually encouraged is a fortune that is not lost on me.

This particular image was taken a few weeks ago in the SE industrial area of Portland – easily one of my favorite places to roam around. I’ve seen this door before but never really knew how to properly capture it… until that day. The reason why I went excessive with the blue panels was because the entire facade was the same color and I think that’s why I had so much difficulty figuring out what to do with it. So, I decided to add some blue to play off of the strong yellow strip in the foreground.

In terms of processing

This is a combination of Havana and Kryptonite along with Cyberpunk masked onto to those wood panels. Finally, I applied a small amount of Urban Sickness to give it the greenish tone. A lot of effects applied here using Perfect Effects 4 by onOne Software.

Next, I sent the image into FocalPoint 2 to help bring focus to the center of the frame. I also applied a very heavy vignette in Lightroom 4.3 to seal the deal.

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