Hot Metal Pour

Discussion in 'Color' started by krugorg, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Real Name:
    Kyle Krug
    My wife and I decided to road trip a bit north of us to a community arts sculpture garden for their Valentine's Day Hot Metal Pour (very romantic). They had about a dozen artists there working on their projects. It was interesting and we actually kept pretty warm next to the foundry. I think my wife is still expecting a proper Valentine's Day dinner, though.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krugorg/6866963089/" title="hot metal foundry by krugorg, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="640" alt="hot metal foundry"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krugorg/6866964067/" title="loading another charge by krugorg, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="640" alt="loading another charge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krugorg/6866964571/" title="loading the foundry by krugorg, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="640" alt="loading the foundry"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krugorg/6866965439/" title="filling the molds by krugorg, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="640" alt="filling the molds"></a>
     
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    these are superb Kyle in all sorts of ways.
    The "frozen in motion" , the colour, the sharpness and depth of field, the detail ...

    I wondered how hard you had to work in PP to get (e.g.) the flame, or was this all about how you got the shots in the first place?
     
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  3. While very cool pictures I agree that the wife is probably still expecting something Tuesday.
     
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  4. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Real Name:
    Kyle Krug
    Thanks, Loupe!

    The flames and molten metal were pretty cool on their own. For PP, I just used the 300 movie preset as a base and desaturated everything except for red, orange and yellow.

    There are others where other images where the flames were doing even more funky shapes, but I didn't think the compositions were as good.
     
  5. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Real Name:
    Karen
    Interesting to see the artists at work, what were they making?
     
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  6. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Real Name:
    Kyle Krug
    It was super cool to watch the artists at work, Karen. Unfortunately, we had to take off before we could see most of the molds opened. They had about a dozen artists there and were working over 5 hours. The molds ranged from very small, like tiles, all the way up to the size of a mid-sized dog.

    When I was there last year, they had the following metal sculpture on display:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krugorg/6415184379/" title="El Guardian by krugorg, on Flickr">[​IMG]"513" height="640" alt="El Guardian"></a>
     
  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    the colour treatment works really well - it accentuates the compositions without looking "false"
     
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  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Real Name:
    Kyle Krug
    Thank you for the feedback!