Wednesday, May 5, 2010

His and Hers

There was just something I liked about the color combination and the smoothness of the metal. ©Carol Leigh

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

....along with the reflection of the color on the metal. Very soft. Was this all one piece? I'm I suppose to know how you did this?
jc

Carol Leigh said...

Yes, the reflection of the color in the metal is wonderful. And yes, it is all one piece. I did tweak it, however.

What attracted me in the first place was the simplicity of the scene, the smoothness of the metal, and the color of the wall. When doing the shooting, I keep that in mind and try to enhance what attracted me in the first place. And then I do the same in post-processing: how can I ENHANCE what attracted me, what I saw?

In Adobe Camera Raw I used the "clarity" slider to create an even smoother look. Then in Photoshop I used Topaz Adjust to make the colors pop a bit more. The final look represents how I saw the scene and, to a certain extent, how I envisioned the final image.

I sure hope that made sense! -- Carol Leigh

Judy said...

Carol: thanks for sharing your thoughts and info on how you created this piece.

I've learned, through your classes, to verbalize what attracted me to the scene, then learned to "work" the shot. All part of my trying to be more mindful in my photography.

Carol Leigh said...

Judy, you couldn't have said a nicer thing to me! Good start for my day. Thank you. -- Carol Leigh