Maybe this happens to you. You are looking at something and you see what is actually there, but in your mind you see something else. This happens to me a lot. When it comes to my photography it can create a bit of tension; part of me likes to record just the facts while another part is off imagining. This image is from that imagining side:
This photograph is a panorama and the original files looked like this one:
The original files are kind of just ho-hum, but what I liked was the green and also the texture of the brick. I was also just intrigued by the fact that the building was there. It’s part of an old sewage farm and was first constructed in 1887.
The building now is in pretty good shape but does have an abandoned look about it. When I created the panorama, I knew I wanted to bring out that aspect of it. A quick sketch of how I created this image looks like this. I selected the original files that I wanted to use in Lightroom. Then Lightroom-Photo-Edit In-Merge to Panorama in Photoshop. From there I cropped and straightened the image. Then I sharpened it and saved it back to Lightroom. From Lightroom-Photo-Edit In-Analog Efex Pro. I ended up using a wet plate camera setting but then changed the settings within that filter and saved it back to Lightroom. In Lightroom I made a few more adjustments, mostly to get the green colors to a point where I liked.
How about you, do you often look at something and imagine something completely different? Is the green of Spring emerging where you are or are you on the opposite side of the world, springing into another season altogether? Feel free to leave a comment below.