I almost forgot to post my blog tonight! Sitting here by the fire as I type from my phone. Technology is amazing.
The colors in this are very vivid… because I enhanced them. However, it was only in an attempt to replicate the vividness that we saw in real life. Sometimes the camera just can’t capture a moment and represent it the way God intended it – and you just need to stop and appreciate the simple things.
I am really into history, even though I don’t know much about it. Every time I look at something historic, or watch something on TV, there is something familiar or even nostalgic about it that I am attracted to. I look at scenes like this and imagine people from the 1700’s walking through this alleyway, and how different – yet similar it looks now. I imagine the clothes they might be wearing, the music that might be popular at the time, etc. I had this same feeling everywhere we went in Charleston. It is truly a magical place.
The first real experimenting in technique I did with with photography was in long exposure, or night photography. Before I knew about HR, I would use the shadows/highlights feature in Photoshop to achieve the same type of effect. This is a combination of the two.
Yeah, take photos of “wildlife” at the zoo always felt so amateurish and touristy to me. But that is good. It is great practice and keeps you taking photos for the love of it. Besides, you can still catch great moments like this which make up for feeling like a tourist.