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Architectural details can make some wonderful photographic subjects and with the square crop being the subject du jour in blogs and e-books, I thought it time to add an example of my work to the growing collection online.
This image is of one of the plates at the end of a tie rod which I spotted in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle. I have seen tie rod plates in the shape of circles, stars and in S-shapes but never an ornamental cross shape as this one. This one was spotted on the side of 114 1st Avenue South and to my knowledge this building has no religious connection but maybe someone who knows Seattle better than I do can provide more insight.
This is a single shot tonemapped in Photomatix with a further enhancement of the details in Nik Color Efex Pro. I blended this with the original image to lessen the effects on windows and the turquoise painted area of the walls to further highlight the brickwork and the tie rod.