Spotlight #14 - Fury

This picture was taken a couple of weeks back by me during the first official Budweiser Experiences Boxout Wednesdays

Boxout Wednesdays is the event that I've been covering for almost 6 months now. 

This gig was the first one sponsored by Budweiser. Anyway, that's just a whole lot of technical stuff that isn't really important. 

The reason why I mention that is because of the symbol behind the man in the picture. For those with keen eyes, you can probably recognize it as the logo of Budweiser. 

Now this isn't sponsored (hint @budweiser), but i feel the need to mention that because the logo just adds so much to the picture. 

Seeing as how I've been posting a lot about Boxout lately, I thought it would be fitting for me to use one of my own favourites for this week's edition of spotlight. 

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What really draws me into this picture are the colours. I was mucking about on Lightroom when I had the idea of turning the saturation on, and manipulating the colour around. 

This was the end result. 

In a way, it's a new step forward for me because I've always (and still believe) that I want my pictures to document reality more than anything else. I don't want to or like manipulate the image too much, which eventually forces the picture to look completely different from what was actually captured. 

In this instance, however, I managed to find the perfect balance between colour manipulation, and staying true to my values. 

This was the end result. 

 

I would love to hear your thoughts on the picture, or just generally on anything photography related :)

Cheers