Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Still Reworking


Another re-worked shot. This one is from 2005, but was taken with my really old Kodak DC210 Point’n’Shoot. Another PSRC meeting, this one in San Diego. Our hotel was just a couple of minutes from Torrey Pines State Reserve, and easy side trip. I was really struck by this scene, a set of contrasts between the sandstone cliffs (reflected), the white rocks, and the dark sand. But the DC210 just didn’t do it justice, with the inevitable sharpness problems of a tiny lens. This is a more subtle reworking than yesterday. I adjusted the lighting/contrast a bit more (with Levels), and cloned out some distracting elements…


Previous version:


For further comparison, here's what it looked like straight from the camera. As Ansel Adams said, “The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance.”

Unedited version:

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent reworking. You made a rather ordinary picture into an interesting piece of artwork.

Sherry P said...

neat, truly, neat!

oh, i did figure out how to post a picture from new year's eve taken with my new camera.

still haven't figured everything out but, it's a start. ha! ; )

John Roberts said...

I like the top one best. It's not too much different from the middle version, but it has better contrast and sharpness (I think).

LSqrd said...

Thanks all!!
The top one has a bit more contrast (via levels), plus I lessened some of the white spots in the puddle and cloned out a stick at the bottom middle....