An autumn day in July

No, I’m not talking about the weather, although last weekend was a little cool and wet. I’m talking about todays photo which was taken on an autumn day back in 2009. Digging through the archives again on this slow photo day and I thought I would dig a little further back. Not too far back, this isn’t Throwback Thursday, which is a Facebook thing anyhow and I can’t participate in that anyhow because I have very few vintage photos of myself (long story, which I’ll get to some day). I actually shot this on a landfill I was working on at the time. I always tried to photograph the natural elements that surrounded the landfill.

This is one of my earlier experiments in processing and, like most early processors, I had a tendency to go overboard. It’s a little overdone. With the exception of my textural images, I try to lean towards more straightforward processing these days, which is actually MORE processing than I did back then. More of everything in shorter strokes so the end result looks like I didn’t do anything. 😉 Black and white processing takes an even more dedicated effort to make the image the best it can be.

Since I’m talking about going too far on the sliders I figured I would have some fun and do an all out cartoony version of the photo. Extreme for sure, but what else to do on this summer day? Autumn is still two months away.

© David Guidas

© David Guidas

© David Guidas

© David Guidas

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