This is the black and white version of the picture of Delph Woods I posted the other day. I wanted to emphasise the mood and feel, as I remember it from when I was there. What drew me to this place? What was I trying to capture when I took this picture?
The sunlight through the mist in the forest.
That's the story.
And I will be thinking about this when processing this black and white image.
This worked well with the mood of the image. But so did High Contrast Harsh, which is what I went with. It gave a completely different feel.
The yellow filter worked well, less harsh than the red and orange filters. Blue and green just did not work. At all!
I went with Lens Falloff 1 – I didn’t want the vignette to dominate this image, which was really all about these shafts of sunlight.
This was the one adjustment I took some time thinking about. This image, as I said, is all about the light.
I made the following changes, playing with each of the four brightness sliders.
- Overall brightness +28%
- Highlights - no change
- Midtones -34%
- Dynamic brightness +19%
And that was that.
Quite a retro look to this image, but I like this and the feel of the image. Not technically perfect no, but to be honest I don’t care about that.
All I care about is the image.
Is it interesting? When people are scrolling through endless images will they stop, if just for a couple of seconds, and have a look?
I want to create images that catch peoples eye.
And this image does that.
Well I'm happy, and this is all about me of course!
Tomorrow another new, colour picture of Delph Woods in Broadstone.
Rick McEvoy Photography
Thursday 12th January 2017