Day Six Pix, The Photography of John Hartleroad | Do Over

Do Over

July 24, 2018  •  4 Comments

One of my growing areas as a photographer is my skill to process a digital image. I spent a lot of time in my formative years using transparency film, "slides". The emphasis is those days was framing the photo exactly, exposing the film exactly, and being very careful to eliminate unwanted things in your photos, from stray branches to litter. I still try to do that, but that is just the beginning with digital images. After the exposure is completed, there are a million things you can do to that image: crop, change the color temperature, change the tone values of light and dark, intensify certain colors or restrain them. And best of all, you can change it again and again. I shot this photo at the Missouri Botanical Garden several years ago. I'm still working on it.

 

Yes, I am a reflective person, pondering what is past, and wondering about "why" and "what if". Hopefully, I can see something new in what has already been.

This was the original photo:


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Barbara Crede(non-registered)
I love the "do over" John! It feels as though the viewer is there among the plants - close up and personal. And if this is a work in progress, you are well on your way.
Day Six Pix, The Photography of John Hartleroad
Thanks for the comment, Carolyn. You have made the post a little more complete as you can see where I began.
Carolyn(non-registered)
And after all these changes and experiments, do you still have the original entity to reflect back to?
Don(non-registered)
Great picture.
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