I’ve been exploring the new technique of simulating folds in the image by lightening and darkening alternate panels. It seems to work best on images that appear to be two-dimensional. In images with depth it can be jarring. This image uses the technique very subtly to add complexity to the lighting without having obvious creases, which would clash with the content.
The underlying pattern is the same as the 2005byarda pattern in an earlier post. First let’s look very close to see the smallest details you would be able to see in a large print. Notice the sort of rippling ridge effect.
Backing out a little, we can see some larger features. The metal of the bridge in afternoon sun creates the luminous quality of these stars.