So, that happened…I took a break. It did me good. Now I can truly admit how burnt out I felt, overrun by too many things, that even this blog started to lose its appeal and the status of my safe haven.
I went to Italy, spent two weeks not thinking about much, snapping photo here and there, wandering aimlessly without a plan or a goal. I felt free. Almost weightless. And when my head finally cleared from all the noise, something else swam to the surface… words, sentences, chapters…there are so many stories to be told, I am just waiting for them to spill over.
And now I am back. Home. Work. And finally, this. First Monday of the month. Time for new One Four Challenge. I hope I picked an easy image, at least this first edit seemed easy, leaving me with many possibilities.
I was home one late afternoon when I noticed stormy clouds gathering. It took me seconds to grab my camera and snap few images before the sky opened. I must admit, this image, even the original, looks way better from what my eyes saw. It doesn’t happen often, I am deluding myself it has something to do with things I picked up over the last year, that I actually learned something.
Post-processing was very simple, just a bit of strengthening, adjusting the exposure and small tinkering with the color. I used focal soften multiple times to soften the clouds and leave the tower in focus. I love the drama in this image, I can imagine the portal opening in the sky above and Thor descending on my balcony (although I am more of Agent Coulson fan, I think superheroes are way overrated.)