After last weeks madness of One Photo Focus, this downsized version of AfterBefore is quite welcoming.
I used the same image for this week’s Monochrome Madness, where I went more for the atmosphere than the actual improvement. I was curious to see how much I can improve on the original, if any.
Usual stuff in post-processing, I strengthen the image slightly, removed that distracting chem-trail (conspiracy theory anyone? 😛 ) and after that played with colors and exposure. I tried to brush and heal around those birds, but it is a marginal improvement, I was too far when taking the image.
There is another reason why I’ve chosen this image. There are many images that you regret you can’t retake. Well, this one I can, because it is close to my home. So, I am planning to go there and try to take another image. If spring ever decides to visit this part of the world. I doubt there will be birds again, but one can try. And this time I will remember to take a tripod.
To all those who say you should not waste your time in post-processing, I say – this is the reason I do it. It pushes me to rethink what I did wrong last time and go out to take another shot, hopefully learning to take better images.
You can check other entries over at Stacy’s blog Visual Venturing.