“Just a simple touch in this week’s edit. Boost of color, adjustment of exposure, my goal was to make the original a little bit richer, without going too far.”
That’s what I wrote as a comment to this week’s ABF entry on Stacy’s blog Visual Venturing.
What was I thinking?
I finally got around to finish this week’s post and as I opened the file with the photos, I was puzzled. What was I thinking? The After is horrible, too bright, too soft, too much of everything. So, I went back and created another After, which I like much more.
It was too late to send Stacy this new version, but to be honest, I don’t mind showing both afters. It is another lesson how tin is the line in post-processing.
As for the title, Tulpenmanie was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed. Tulip mania reached its peak during the winter of 1636–37, when some bulbs were reportedly changing hands ten times in a day. No deliveries were ever made to fulfill any of these contracts, because in February 1637, tulip bulb contract prices collapsed abruptly and the trade of tulips ground to a halt.
For more interesting information, you can check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania .