Photographer's Note

After posting my two photos of the Berlin Wall, seen on different continents within two months of each other this year (see here and here), I just had a third sighting of a piece of the Wall this past weekend. I am thinking that this is quite a coincidence and so I am posting the third Wall view today.

I am also posting this shot because I hope that someone on TE can give me some pointers on PPing to improve the color. This was taken in a dark hangar of the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB (the “world’s largest and oldest aviation museum” and a wonderful visit if you like airplanes and the history of aviation - it has one of just about everything, right up through the Stealth technology), and so the exposure was not the best, I did not use a flash and the artificial lighting has made the hue very yellow-brownish. Is there a way I can manipulate the colors in PS Elements 3 to make this more natural-looking? I have not had any experience to speak of yet with manipulating colors. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

This diorama gives a good idea of the size of the Wall and its rounded cap, which made mounting and scrambling over it particularly difficult (even if there were no bullets flying in your direction at the time). The cap is certainly a re-creation and three of the panels may be, as well - the display did not say.

The Trabant adds a nice touch, I think. From Wikipedia: The Trabant was produced in East Germany from 1957-1991. It was the most common vehicle in East Germany and was also exported to other socialist countries. Despite its poor performance (it took 21 sec to go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)) and small, smoky 25 horsepower (19 kW) two-stroke engine, the car has come to be regarded with affection as a symbol of East Germany and of the fall of Communism, as many East Germans streamed into West Berlin and West Germany in their Trabants after the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It was in production without any significant change for nearly 30 years (the Wiki article has much more info, if you are so inclined).

Technical: I didn’t do much, just cropping and sharpening, as I didn’t know what to do (see above).

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Viewed: 2016
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