Wow,I am falling way behind in posting.I have been busy, enjoying life and have not taken the time to post regularly.OK, enough of the excuses, so here I am with another post.
Photography is so much more than just capturing the moment, although that is very enjoyable. In today's digital world it would seem that most, if not all pictures need to be edited. Most of the time these edits include some cropping and perhaps exposure adjustments. Sometimes a picture lends itself to more creative editing.
Under the guidance of my son,Steve,I edited the following pictures to show them at their best.
I don't remember all the steps I took, but I know that this one had more contrast added, to bring out the details in the snow. I also cropped it.
This is the same picture as the one above, but it has been turned into a black and white.I think this shot lends itself well to this look.
An early spring rain left droplets on the trees, so I simply had to capture the moment.
Here,I also darkened the picture and again added some contrast.
Similar editing as the one above with the addition of more pleasing cropping.
The frost that builds up around the heated birdbaths is often quite pretty. Once again, the picture was darkened to bring out more details and contrast added.This picture is cropped into a narrow rectangle.
This is the same picture as the one above, but a slightly different crop.This one shows a little more of the reflection in the water.
I am certain that under Steve's guidance I added more editing steps, but I don't remember them ,so I have shared what I do recall. What it comes down to is, edit so that the picture is pleasing to you.
I can click a shutter button or edit the captured image, but in the end we must realize that
Nature is the art of God.