The original photo for this post I took almost a year ago, and have been tinkering with off and on ever since. It was taken with my wide angle lens which is an 11-22mm lens. The lens was purchased for two reasons, one is for landscape purposes. Wide angle lenses can deliver sweeping landscape shots. The other reason was for shots like this one below. The lens made it possible for me stand inside Holyrood Abbey and get a lot of the interior in one shot:
In this case, it almost looks like I’m shooting from below the Abbey. The first edit I chose to convert to black and white, but I kept a lot of the blue tones in. It was a beautiful, almost blindingly blue day. So painfully blue, that for my first color version I toned the blues down by dropping the vibrancy:
When I revisited the edit later, I added some warmth by increasing the yellow tones:
I’m still not sure here, there are things I like about each of the edits and things I don’t, so your opinion is welcome below in the comments.
A bit of an aside, but in case you are wondering the Queen is at Holyrood this week:
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Day 1 of #HolyroodWeek: The Queen is welcomed to the Palace of Holyroodhouse with a Guard of Honour from the Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sunderland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS), ahead of the traditional 'Ceremony of the Keys'. The Ceremony is a very ancient ritual that happens every time the Sovereign visits the City. The Lord Provost of Edinburgh presents The Queen with the keys of the City, who then returns the keys and says: "I return these keys, being perfectly convinced that they cannot be placed in better hands than those of the Lord Provost and Councillors of my good City of Edinburgh".
Added to A Photo A Week Challenge.