The shots I’m sharing tonight are really a random selection of photo’s from my wanderings around the streets of Bruges a couple of months ago. They were taken over the course of a number of days and all at different times of the day too.
Variations in Post-Processing
The first thing you may notice when perusing these photo’s are the different techniques I’ve used in their editing. Some have been processed with varying degrees of split-toning; while others with faded curve adjustments.
Is that wise? I suppose, it depends…
If I was wanting to show a coherent vision of these experiences that represented my ‘brand’ (for want of a better word), I’d say the answer was probably not. However, if my purpose was to show you how your feelings and emotions both influence the ‘taking’ of the photo and the post-processing of the photo’s later on, then the answer would be a ‘yes’. (In case I’ve confused you with my wonky grammar; its the latter).
This all serves to underscore how ’emotive’ good photography can be – whether that is created when the shutter is pressed or when we get back to the digital darkroom and processes our images into our final vision.
Here’s a question; how many of you have spent time editing an image, walked away for a while and when you returned (maybe a day or week later) couldn’t understand why you’d chosen to process that image the way you did? It’s certainly happened to me; this post is a testament to that very point.
(If you prefer to view the images in the full-screen gallery mode, scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on one of the images in the mosaic grid.)
If you prefer to view the photo’s in the full-screen gallery mode, click on one of the images below.