While I was browsing through some older files I came across some shots that I did last year of some berries. Out of about 20 different shots, I chose one I liked at the time and that was the end of it. I didn’t think about the other photos since. But while I was looking at the photos I saw that I had two shots where the camera (well, I’ll go ahead and blame the camera ;-)) mistakenly focused on the background for the first shot and the second shot was focused on what I wanted in the first place, the berries in the foreground. I didn’t consider either shot a keeper but they still remained in my files.
But tonight I noticed that the camera position remained relatively unchanged between the two shots and I wondered if I could combine them in processing creating, essentially, a double exposure. I didn’t have to wonder too long since it was an easy thing to do. I didn’t even have to realign them. I simply change the layer style on the second shot, ran it through Nik Color Efex for some color punch, added a little vignette, and that was it. Not a great composition by any means but it did revive two long forgotten shots.
It has a dreamers quality, Like a painting rushed in summer. I like it.
Thanks AW. I like dreams.
I really like this one and honestly I cannot explain why. I read this post via the mobile site last night and I stumbled across it again on my computer just now and I have to say wow! It really pops!
Thanks. I know what you are saying. I can’t explain the appeal of a lot of my photos but I am glad they strike a chord for some, especially on repeated viewing. That’s a quality I like to shoot for.