One Photo Focus: April
The initial image:
Unlike the other two posts in this series, which have been of subjects I haven’t edited before, this month gave me the opportunity to revisit how I process an old building. One thing that I have always loved about this style of image is the history captured and the story that it tells/questions it asks. In terms of the editing style, well that was relatively straight forward, so revisiting similar images of this style, I set about the editing process.
The editing process:
Although I have edited this style of image in the past, I wanted to give it a go using different techniques before I went in my usual direction. This proved to be a fantastic learning curve for seeing how I felt emotionally about editing an image that far (i.e. doing a close crop and maximising the clarity – giving the harsh lines). However, as you can see below, I soon returned to a more comfortable, and hopefully more pleasing editing style.
The images above were achieved through applying a number of my usual processes however, as a last-minute decision, I chose to add some grain and remove the slight blue colour cast in the distance (right hand side). I feel that these were probably the most successful processing elements of this image as it seems to add to the oldy-worldy feel of the barn. One thing I couldn’t decide on though was the amount of grain to add – hence why I have uploaded two versions. I would love to hear which one you feel it better/nicer.
Will I be doing this again?
As you may well have realised, this will now be a regular monthly feature which is not only great fun, but great for learning.