A Look Back

Often, I find myself reviewing photos in my archives to see what I need to do differently the next time I go out to shoot, and, what can be edited again. I love taking photos that are “finished” and giving them an entirely new look. Or, simply making them better since I am always learning about photo processing.

Originally, this photo was just a tree on a Fall day, nothing out of the ordinary. Now I look at it and it reminds me of the warmer, brighter days of fall, due to some very minor revisions.TBT Fall in Asheville

The photo below was just a simple capture, that now looks like a page in a graphic novel. I’m not sure why it speaks to me, but I really love this new version! Perhaps because I have no drawing ability what-so-ever and it’s neat to see I can still create something that looks like it was drawn. At least sort of.Dave in SepiaAnd sometimes, I simply see older photos in a new way that I hadn’t considered during my first round of editing.

Do you revise old photos, or go back and review them for creative adjustments?

On a Cold Winter’s Day

It was cold today. I mean, really, really cold. I wanted to take my camera outside to play, but it was so cold, I realized I needed to Google for minimum operating temperatures for my camera – which means – what on earth was I thinking?

Back up. It was NOT time to go outside. No, it was time to stay inside, and snuggle with my dog. He’s a pro at snuggling, see? Perhaps, it was also a good time to play with Photoshop…

Frodo ChillingNo animals were harmed in the post-processing of this photo.