21 July 2006

This photo

is from County Connemara, Ireland. Without editing, the photo is kind of boring (trust me). But I was playing with the Curves adjustment in Photoshop, and something happened with the foliage: parts of the forest emerged as bright and saturated, while the rest fell dramatically into darkness. It was a very striking effect. It took took some tweaking to make that effect work without distorting the rest of the picture, but I think the result is interesting.

By the way, while I accomplished this manipulation digitally, it's not anything that couldn't be done with film in the development process. So don't get all purist on me.

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