Sharpening and colour enhancement to red part of boat and a little de-sat and darkening of grass.
Setting a goal for the number of images I wanted to take and for this photo walk, which was almost 500 photos, wound up giving me more ‘sense of freedom’ in my approach to photography.
It didn’t start out that way. I was on a family holiday and every now and then I needed to be out by myself, seeing what I could discover and create ‘anew’ with the camera.
It wasn’t until I had taken a few images that I realized it was now somewhat easier to take photos and I was having a little more fun. Usually, when I am out taking photos I am trying to find that great shot. If something seems interesting I
I found that by setting a ridiculous, at least for me, high number of images to be taken, that there were some benefits that were obtained.
- More relaxed approach to taking photos.
- More depth in exploring the locale. Knowing you need a lot of images you tend to look in more corners and alleyways, etc.
- It breaks some of your old habits or routines, as there just isn’t the time or energy to tackle the subject matter in the tried and true methods you normally use.
- Changes your approach to creativity as you need to analyze less and just shoot what catches your eye or emotion.
This is not guaranteed to make big changes in your style but it may open up new approaches you hadn’t as yet tried. Also depending on your own style you may already be using this method.
I do find that it is fun to try new techniques or styles with my camera. They are not always completely successful, but I do learn from them and there are always, even if just 1 or 2 that I am pleased with.
New RAW layer added as smart object and boat colour adjusted reduce brightness and increase sat
The landscape did lend itself to taking panoramic images and that sure also helps with the shear quantity I need. I always seem to find something magical about large panoramic landscape images. There is a sense that you almost walk into them. That lovely rich detail that encompasses your vision.
I will show some of these in next weeks article.
To see part I of article My 8GB Walk-about