I am reading a ‘serious’ book about post processing. I was looking at some of my Flickr favourites yesterday and it was eating away at me. Some of these people just have amazing vision and creativity. I noticed also how well some of the images were presented. The most ‘damning with faint praise’ remark I ever received was ‘you are a very competent documentary photographer’. Oh s**t! Really? That’s awful. My mind is becoming tied in knots worrying why I can’t ‘see’. It must be genetic. Can you really teach yourself to have a better eye? I know you can in theory. And I know the theory. It just goes in one eye and out the other.
Nevertheless I started to immerse myself in “The Book” in the hope that at least my post processing might improve. I have not read very far yet but there are some interesting learnings already. So I crept into the crypt of my Lightroom Catalogue to see what might crawl out that I could play with. I picked one shot and processed it in colour and then in monochrome. I just wondered whether either of them works. So here goes – please vote on the images below.
And as an afterthought I suppose I ought to post them.
You can try the Clapometer too, but I don’t think it will be heard very well in Sai Kung. Thank you.