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From Phone Line to Life Line

I have seen a few of these now in my various travels, and I just think they are a very good idea, a nice use of the iconic phonebox no longer in use:

ISO 25 4.15mm f/2/2 1/230sec

For my edit, I wanted to take out some of the distracting elements and create a more vintage looking photo. Β To create the crop I used the line of bricks on the left, which was enough to remove the black street poles and the partial window above the defibrillator. I used a vintage preset for the vintage look but then added back in the hue and saturation of the reds because I didn’t want to lose that iconic red completely in the interpretation. I also put some clarity back into the edit and darkened the corners more than the preset had. Here is the result:

ISO 25 4.15mm f/2/2 1/230sec

What do you think of my interpretation? Do you also use presets as a starting point for editing? Feel free to leave a comment below.

Here was my slightly different take posted on Instagram:

Cheers!

Added in a bit of a cheeky way to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Power Lines.

 

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29 thoughts on “From Phone Line to Life Line

  1. Love the power lines connection and great idea to have the
    Defibrillator in there
    And of all the versions – I like the one with as much of the red booth as possible –

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  2. I use Lightroom presets and like the fact that there is an option to roll back the full effect – as a Londoner I take these for granted but photographing that red can be challenging – I do like your Insta one

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  3. It looks great! The only thing I might have changed myself – if I’d spotted it! – is the reversed numbers in the reflection. That’s me being pedantic πŸ˜‰

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  4. Of course I like the cropping and the way the vintage look attenuates the color clash between reddish brown bricks and the repurposed phone booth.  (Nice new purpose.)  I do like the booth’s original bright clear red better than the reddish orange, which is a fine color but not what I think of as the British phone booth color.  Full disclosure: I live on the other side of The Pond and have only spent a few days in Britain, long ago.

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