Monday, September 21, 2009
I adjusted the contrast and colour on this shot, but I am unsure if I like the sky or if I would rather it be a little lighter. I've had some say the sky is great the way it is, and others suggest I change it (I had thought it looked fake, those who thought I should change it agreed). I will say the clouds are not touched at all and appear the same way (looking a teeny bit blurry to me) in the original photo. Also, I did no cropping of this image at all.
So, this is one of those shots (for me) that I will have to use as a learning tool - remember to check the background, the horizon, etc. to make sure it is not slanting one way or the other (unless of course you are on the side of a hill or mountain and that's the way it is supposed to be). Also, I will learn that a blue sky does not necessarily mean that you should darken the shade so that it looks nearly fake (or really fake)...unless that is, of course, what you are after. In this picture, I definitely wasn't after a fake look.
I had debated on whether or not to post this image on my blog. I decided that since this is a learning place for me (to look back on over time and see improvements I've made), and maybe a place where I can post links and advice from others to help other photographers as well as myself, then maybe I should post it - a what not to do piece of advice or what have you.
So, learn from my mistake - check your backgrounds when you are taking photos!
Also, if you know how I can adjust this image (if it's possible) so the horizon is straight, please let me know in the comment section!