With this post I introduce a new feature I’ll call “Before and After”. It’s not too creative of a title, but it’s intended to be obvious what the purpose is. I enjoy processing my images after capturing them in the camera. So, “Before and After” will give me an opportunity to show you a comparison of two images, and offer a brief explanation of how the final image was processed.
This is a photograph of a post adjacent to a pier in Annapolis, MD. It was late in the afternoon, and the sky was a faded blue. I was intrigued by the reflections in the water. From my personal experience, I was hopeful that zooming in on a tight section of the scene would result in an interesting pattern.
The original photo is below. Here is a summary of steps I took to process the image:
- Rotate image 180 degrees
- Increased black levels
- Increase the blue and aqua luminance
- Increase contrast
- Increase fill light
- Increase clairty
- Increase vibrance
- Voila! Image done!