Besides my own garden, I’m lucky to have friends who are very generous with theirs. From the archives, shot last Summer.
One weekend toward the end of October, last year, Kevin took me driving around looking for interesting old barns to shoot. At one of the places we stopped (no one was home), I took a photo of their bull. I asked Kevin, “Do cows bite?” His response? “Stick your hand through the fence and find out.”
I stayed on my own side of the fence…and I didn’t stick my hand through!
From the archives, a new spin on an older image…
I love the range of applications available in editing my images. I don’t always use one; it depends on the look I’m trying to achieve, the audience I want to reach. Black and white is a timeless, classic look.
And there’s no denying that full color shots can be show-stoppers, but if an image is too saturated it doesn’t always print well–at least in my experience. I strive for a natural look and sometimes that means toning down the color a bit.
There's a third option–and I doubt I'm the first to think of it–that I refer to as "color wash." I take the saturation all the way down to black and white and then add just the tiniest bit of color back. It's a different approach, a softer look, and again, it depends on your audience. And personal choice. I like giving my viewers, and my clients, choices.
Which one speaks to you? I’d love to know. Comments always welcome.