Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Theme Thursday: Pure
Post processing can be such a great thing, regardless of whether you are simply adjusting the contrast or doing a small crop or tackling major editing to create an effect or rescue a photo. After my disastrous basketball shoot last weekend (see my BSM post), I thought I'd post a before and after of a shot that I rescued from oblivion. This is more editing than I usually do: levels, noise reduction, B&W conversion, sharpening, and of course, the splash of original color. (I may have tweaked it even more than I can remember. I started in iPhoto and finished in PSE4.) But in this case, the effort was well worth it, and I was able to make a mistake into something more presentable and preserve a fun memory. Here, the desire for a better image definitely won out over "pure" camera technique.