Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Seeing the Big Picture in Hindsight

Earlier I explained that sometimes, in fact oftentimes, a photographer sees things differently to way his camera records events. The good thing about using digital cameras is that we can easily revise the picture to the way it was perceived at the time. Technology provides the photographer with a wonderful asset - hindsight.

All I have done to the original photo is increase the highlights and shadows and crop most of the sky from the frame. My objective was to give the picture better depth and more accurately portray the colour of the field to the way I remember it. A pleasing side effect of this post processing has been the way the photo has much more visible detail and a greater feeling of space.

In the digital darkroom this is one the easiest techniques to use but it often makes all the difference.

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