THE COMING STORM...
Here's a shot from a couple of years ago. Was out in Blowing Rocks with Michael Pancier, Claudia Domenig and Ivan Richman when this crazy storm came over us. It was about 5 to 10 minutes later that we had to cover our gear and hurry to our cars. Nevertheless and even though the storm looked just like you see in this photograph it never really hit us. We were able to make it to our cars and make it back home ok,
I re processed this as I felt that the original rendition of the scene was sort of "over cooked". Truth is that now that I have a printer I'm looking at photography in a totally different way. Greg Anderson said "you are not a photographer until you print your work", and he is totally right. I've just been experiencing that very truth. There are so many crazy this one does to the photographs during post processing just because it can be done. What a mistake!, someone else has also said, "you take the shot right and that's what really makes the shot, just do it right in camera, and the minimum post processing, that is a great photograph. Granted, some photos will need more work than others, and the tools are there, thank God for tools!, and I like knowing how to use them, but knowing how to use them does not mean that every single photograph had to go through many filters and layers and masks just because we can and know how to do it.
This is a big learning experience for me, I glad for the phone call I got from Greg to let me know about a great deal on a printer. Now I'm shooting to print, and not to just post on the internet.
Hope you all are doing great and shooting your favorite places and subjects.
CANON 5D MARK II CANON EF 17-40 4.0L SINGH RAY GND FILTER (2 STOPS) PROCESSED IN LR5 AND PHOTOSHOP CC NIK SOFTWARE FOR SHARPENING