I don’t always get a wall hanger “the perfect shot” everytime I’m out. Sometimes I get crap documentary shots of the locations I visit. This is one of them.
But that’s not what I’m pointing out today- nope, I’m here to tell you about what happens when you start to develop a point of view….
I started to notice that when I look at some of my photographs, they would look “unfinished” to me.
An image that is by standards lite well, composed, and sharp- most of the criteria that says “this is a good photograph” wasn’t quite what I “saw” or envisioned when I took it.
Now, the farmhouse photo here is only for use as an example. ( It has potential, so I’ll go back and reshoot it later) The photo is, well, kinda drab.
Here is my version of it fixed:
You can tell it’s a keeper now because of the signature in the bottom right corner… 😉
I really didn’t do much to it, adjusted the saturation, dmax points and put a little vignette effect on the edges. But this is becoming associated with my signature “Style” – and that’s OK because in my world minds eye; this is how I interprete the scene visually.
It’s all about visualizing beforehand and using the photo tools available to make the image/print happen.
Again, this is only an example-
If you’d like to see more of my landscapes where I’ve done something similar; go to : http://www.claytonspangler.com/Gallery%20album/album/index.html and check out a small gallery of work.