Editing photos can be a fun way of interpreting the earth around you. This photo is an image I created in Photoshop:
The reality of what I saw was closer to this:
The larger story was that I had gone to the park bench these flowers were growing next too because I thought it would be a good photo. It turns out it wasn’t. Even the various edited versions could not match the beauty or serenity I saw in the moment. That’s a bit frustrating. But when I got home, this images above, that I didn’t think much of when I was taking it, ended up being the image that I liked best. On this particular day, I had both of my cameras with me, but it was this image taken with my point and shoot that I liked best. In Photoshop the image was cropped and sharpened. I then applied a preset filter in Lightroom that gave it a different color and I also added a bit of grain.
Has that ever happened to you? You are sure a certain image is going to be a gem, only to find out the riches are hidden in another image? Feel free to leave a comment below. The edited image looks quite different from the original, what do you think of the change?