365-332 Some time in the digital darkroom

As my 365 project is winding down I find that I’m wanting to experiment more with image processing. I mean, it is digital, I’m not trying to fool anybody that I’m out there shooting Velvia. With the exception of my textured images, most photos I try to process rather straightforward. Occasionally I’ll veer off the chart when I want a different mood or color cast. I’m usually a little bolder and looser when it comes to black and white conversions but I don’t often mess with color photos too much, sticking mostly with contrast and saturation adjustments. I use Topaz Adjust when I want to enhance details and I’ve been using it way more subtle these days then when I first started using it.

But today I thought I would do some images with different processing to whatever I thought fit the image, regardless of “correct” color. I stopped by my favorite park with the lake to see if there was any nature photos to take. With winter approaching things are rather drab around here but I really couldn’t think of anything else to shoot today. Armed with only the DA 18-135 lens, since I’ve been wanting to see what it can do and I can do with it, I focused on a few remaining details by the lake. I hope you like them.

Tangled

© David Guidas

  One thought on “365-332 Some time in the digital darkroom

  1. November 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    No matter how drab the weather, you seem to find color and beauty of the season and capture it on camera so beautifully. Amazing!!

    • November 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

      Thank you. I certainly have had plenty of drab weather to work with lately 😉

  2. November 28, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    That cardinal shot is awesome! I am always impressed by your pictures. Do the numbers on the clothes pins have meaning?

    • November 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Thanks. I’m not sure about the clothes pins, I just found them there like that (I love discovering weird things). I’m guessing, being near the lake, that they had something to do with fishing.

      • November 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm

        That is awesome! From the looks of your pictures, you really have an amazing photographic eye. As a photographer, you have to be ready to observe things out of the ordinary and be ready to capture them at any moment. I really admire your ability to do this.

  3. Chloe
    November 29, 2011 at 3:50 am

    these look great; really love the 2 & 3

  4. November 29, 2011 at 7:10 am

    These are great pictures. I love them all 🙂

  5. November 29, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Reblogged this on Jono Hodson.

  6. November 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

    These are great. Nice job 🙂

  7. November 29, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Oooo… Awesome photoes 🙂 Keep ém up and coming, your great

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