Old photo, edited today! I’ve always liked this one but had no idea what to do with it when I took it, two years ago. I found it again today and after looking at it for a while, two thoughts popped in my mind… the first one was coffee, the second one was that there’s something here! I saw the road, the fog and i thought “Hey, maybe we can turn this otherwise crappy photo into something mysterious, intriguing and dramatic!” I high-fived my brain and started to work (I made a cup of coffee first!). 49 minutes later, this photo was born and I really like it now! 🙂
I’m not a huge fan of the complete white sky but i don’t like to merge two photos to create one, I’ve done that once and while I thought it looked good on my laptop, when i saw it on a friends computer I noticed that it was horribly done! Lol
I think this photograph is a good example that sometimes we can use Photo Editing Software to actually make an otherwise boring photo look good and interesting! Photographers always say that they leave the house with a photo in mind, and then they shoot in order to create that result, but I don’t think that’s the best way to create something nowadays, will all these tools we have available. What I do is, I go out and try to take the best photo I can under the circumstances, sometimes i know exactly what i want to create, sometimes I don’t! And when I don’t, I analyze the photo and create something with it. (There’s tons of examples in this blog lol) What software can’t do is turn a bad photo (bad composition, blurry, low res, noisy, bad expo etc) into a good one, and when that happens it’s better to just go out again to the same place and shoot it once more.
Anyway, below you’ll find the original photo and the edited one for comparison! 🙂
You’re probably wondering why I’ve made such a long post! Well the answer to that is: I felt like writing today! 😀
And believe me, i could go on and on about this!
So what do you think?? Do you think that using photo editing software is cheating or should be encouraged? Let me know in the comments below! ( oh wow, what a lame rhyme! Lol)
And don’t forget to let me know what you think of the photograph as well! 😀
Location: Paul da Serra – Madeira island – Portugal
Shutter speed: 1/2000 seconds.
Focal Length: 18mm
filter: no idea
PS: Yes, it’s okay if you like the original more! I won’t get mad…
PPS: Well… maybe just a little!