Worth the Time
I know when I come back from trips, I have a huge number of photos and a good swath of them I label in my head as unusable for publication. Maybe you do too and I want to challenge you to think differently about those photos. Something originally grabbed your attention and caused you to snap the picture. It was worth taking and recently I have begun to believe there is value in working on these less than stellar gems. Experimenting in processing allows for a world of new results.
I was originally drawn to this fiery sunset on Waikiki, a subject I have looked at numerous times, but much differently today. I discounted this shot because there were so many people and so much clutter. Instead, I upped the contrast and rendered the bulk of the foreground in silhouette, all the while creating a surreal sunset giving everything an unworldly red/orange hue. The great thing is this was processed entirely in Lightroom 5! Try taking a fresh look at your unusable images. Focus on what drew you to take the shot in the first place, then find the photo!
Photo Technical Info
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Focal length: 34mm
- ISO: 100
- Location: 21° 16.5403′ 0″ N 157° 49.4927′ 0″ W
- Shutter speed: 1/800s
- Title: Fiery Sunset on Waikiki
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