Sullivan Diner – Color

2020 UPDATE: I recently shared a revised edit of this image, which I much prefer to this version. Please take a look.


I previously showed a black and white fake infrared of this diner last July, way back when I took these images. I had real trouble deciding how to process the images of the diner, as the colors are a bit garish and hard to get a handle on. That’s why I ended up with black and white last time. For this image, I punched up the saturation of the environment, but brushed it back out of the diner itself, which seems to create a nice contrast.

I only noticed something this week, when I looked at a high magnification to set the sharpness, that the “Diner” sign is painted over raised letters that said “REST STOP.” You can actually see it pretty clearly, but I just never noticed.

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  1. I like how this goes from light colors on top to dark tones on the bottom. I also really enjoy how much those parking lines jump off the screen. Very nice!
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  2. That’s so vivid and three-dimensional I feel I could almost be there! Great shot, I like the rest stop/diner detail, it’s a nice touch.

  3. Awesome Mark! I love that you kept some of the blacks around the door and window. I also like the saturation of the yellow lines.
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  4. I love it Mark, great image. Really wonderful composition here, and there is a lot of little things for the viewer to take in. Great job, my friend!
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  5. Great perspective; glad that you chose a vertical orientation. Love how you lead our eye “up” to that fabulous sign.
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