Now my editing is complete. I have 16 images which I really like. All the images were edited in Lightroom, with the odd bit of further editing in Photoshop. The further work in Photoshop is the removal of distractions and things around the edges. I like my images to be clean and not have things that distract. This is fine as I am not a photo journalist. These images are my work, and yes, they will go into stock libraries for sale but this is only tweaking and cleaning up of what was there.
I have tidied up the collection of images in Lightroom, leaving me with just one collection containing just these edited images. I have organised these in Lightroom by assigning pick flags to these images, and then creating a new collection with these images in. I did have another collection for these images, a working folder if you like, but I deleted that (this was the mistake I made before by the way – not deleting collections when I had finished with them).
My editing is complete.
I have one set of images. I have even rated and keyworded them. And tidied up the folder they live in.
I am happy with this set of images I have produced. No not happy, absolutely delighted. 16 images from an afternoon in the local woods is an outstanding return.
Not every image is a portfolio contender granted, but some certainly are. I will post the set of 16 images over the next few days on my blog, whilst I write the full article. By the end of the week I hope to have the completed article, words and pictures.
I was concerned that I did not have a cohesive set of images, but looking at the collection in Lightroom they are just fine. I have a transition from the start of my adventure in the woods, where there was that very light mist with the sun shining through, which changed into the bright bold winter sky by the water, then back into the woods and the mood of a misty winter forest.
And my least favourite image when I started is becoming my favourite which is interesting!
One more thing I need to do with these images is get rid of the various ones already posted which are located in the camera roll on my iPhone/ iPad. Another bit of important digital housekeeping.
I am going to go through all 16 images and post each one in turn, which is always good to do. So, for the next couple of days not a lot in the way of words from me, just this lovely set of 16 landscape photography images which I hope you will all enjoy.
Which can’t be a bad thing can it??
Rick McEvoy MCIOB, LBIPP
Tuesday 17th January 2017