Fall is officially here in this part of the world. The leaves are starting to change here and the day is noticeably shorter. To me, the light during this time of year seems more intense, and I have been thinking about ways to grab that photographically. This week, I found myself thinking about creating backlit images, here is a link to some photos I was looking at this morning. Earlier this week, I was taking some photos at a local park, and the sun was causing some harsh shadows, so I decided to change up the way I was shooting and shoot into the sun instead of with my back to it. Here is the result:
This photo has been edited. It is actually an HDR image that I created using Photomatix. Changing a photo using editing can be fun, but there is another way to change and image and that is just to move. Here is what that scene looks like standing at street level:
But this particular morning, I wasn’t looking to just take a picture in the park, I was daydreaming about light and wide open spaces, so the top photo was my result. All it took was a few steps down the hill and a little editing and I was where I wanted to be.
How do you feel about changing an image to suit an idea rather than being an exact descriptor? Personally, I like trying to combine both things, so this image is a bit of stretch for me. Feel free to comment below about the changes I made in this case or to comment on how you feel about this type of change in your own work.