Posts Tagged ‘Sunset’
Sometimes like to amuse myself with the dream of whiling away my hours and days as a photographer. Just wandering about snapping pictures of people, places, and events without a thought of bills or even supporting myself or my family. Damn my lack of a trust fund.
Lately, I have been playing around more with re-touching my photos, mostly with color, contrast, and hue levels. The first shot was fairly washed out, the clouds were indiscernible and the trees a flat brown. The middle picture suffered from the same washout but both managed to become a little more dramatic after some contrast and color work.
The last is one of my favorites. It was shot in terrible indoor lighting near nightfall at 85 MM. In order even get anything recognizable I switched to black and white and shot at 1600 ISO with the result being more than a little grainy and muddy. Playing around heavily with the color curves created a scene of stark contrasts and along with some cropping yielded a really nice product from a rough start.