Something that I’m always doing is going back to reprocess old photos. My wife thinks I’m mad and wasting my time but it’s amazing what you come across. Often it isn’t a photo that you’ve missed but one that you now understand how to better process.
I have hundreds or perhaps thousands of images that I know have potential, but that I couldn’t process well at the time. When I return to these, I find new opportunities. Sometimes it’s the result of learning new techniques, sometimes its because technology improves whilst at other times, it’s a new insight or flash of inspiration. In the case of this image, it’s a combination of all three.
I shot the image handheld using a Sony RX100 pocket camera. It’s a RAW file that I’ve cropped and converted before processing with the Nik Collection and then Photoshop. What you may not be able to see unless you are viewing the full-sized image is the figure of a man stood on the ridge in the distance. Here’s a closeup.
It makes you realise the sheer scale of the scene.
Other Bits and Pieces
In case you haven’t seen it, I’ve just published a view completing the processing for an image that I used in an earlier video. Following that video, a few people contacted me to say they didn’t understand why I thought the image was unfinished whilst others asked to see me complete the editing. Here’s the image after the editing.
I do rush the editing in the video, and you may not like the image, but that’s not the point. The point is to demonstrate some of the techniques I usually use to finish editing my images.
The final thing I want to mention is that my September Lenscraft Newsletter goes out this Saturday. You will be able to read it on the newsletter page of my website where you can also subscribe.
I hope you like the main image, video and have a great weekend.