The Absolutely True Story of How I Got Here

Here being this photo:

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ISO 1600 50mm f/11 1/30

You knew this was going to be a photo journey right? It all started when I was editing these flowers:

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ISO 1600 50mm f/11 1/30

for another post and I ended up with this black and white version:

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ISO 1600 50mm f/11 1/30

I liked the black and white version, but I was also still drawn to the color version.  I had a few thoughts in mind.  What I ended up liking was drawing attention to the center of the flower which looks like a heart, and warming up the photo a bit.  I had a few other thoughts along the way and those photos ended up looking like this:

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ISO 1600 50mm f/11 1/30

and this:

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ISO 1600 50mm f/11 1/30

I’ll be honest, I don’t like either of those.  I added them in here just to illustrate that sometimes a final version is a bit different that the versions that proceed it.  At least that’s the way it happens in my world, true story.

What does your editing path look like? are you more a straight and narrow type, or do you tend to wander all over the place?  I’m a bit in the middle of the two.  Feel free to leave a comment below.  What do you think of the warmed up color version? I’ve added it to my Picfair portfolio, the black and white version is there too.  The others, well they aren’t going anywhere.

Cheers!

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19 thoughts on “The Absolutely True Story of How I Got Here

  1. A little bit of all of the above. Sometimes I think I know what I want, what the image is supposed to look like and then at some point along the journey something shifts and a whole new experience emerges. One that feels richer, fuller and captures what I was looking for even if I wasn’t able to access ‘it’ before. Other times the image and it’s story are crystal clear and the ‘no touching or editing’ voice is loudly audible!

    Thank you for sharing your journey. Each one of your images tells me a different story. A different moment in time for these flowers and what that moment stirs in me.

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