This morning I was walking, and came across this sign:
Only, it didn’t look like that. That is more what it looked like in a final version that existed in my head and was going to be put in this week’s alphabet photo challenge. Here is what I actually saw:
It was a cold and grey morning, and I knew that I was going to want to edit this photo into something that I didn’t see, so I took a bracketed shot, of which the shot above is the middle exposure. When I got home, I edited the photo into an HDR image using Photomatix. Then in Photoshop I added some grain and an over the top sepia layer. The result is the top photo. I think you can tell that I was cold when I took the picture from the warmth that I insisted upon that is shouting a bit too loudly in the edited version. I think though, that the sign is trying to invoke another time and place, so bringing an additional layer of fiction is ok in this situation.
Have you ever taken a photo knowing that the final image you wanted to see was something entirely different? What do you think of my take on this photo? Your comments are welcome below.
Again this year I am using a widget in my sidebar for this year’s photo challenges. I am using this widget courtesy of Cardinal Guzman. The link is to the post of his with this year’s widgets, it would your while to have a look at some of his other creative posts as well.