Editing, Because....

by Camellia Staab March. 22, 2020 603 views

It has been snowing all day long.

Yes!

Snow!

Someone forgot to tell mother nature that it is Spring.

Hello???

Mama Nature????

Spring means sunshine, rain, flowers growing.

You know... all the things that happen before summer.

Anyway, it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

So with the snow outside and the fact that we are all in "sheltered in place" status, the best thing to do is play.

I did take some still photos today, but I also have tons of photo to play with. So I played until I came across this photo and suddenly my urge to edit took over.

And edit I did. Let me know which one you prefer and why.

Or ...if you don't like any, that's OK too, just say what it is you don't like.

After all we have to entertain ourselves and each other for a while 😁

Original RAW file converted to JPEG

Original RAW file converted to JPEG

Edited post:

Someone suggested that I turn #3 in B&W, so I took the suggestion.

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Gone Fishing Without A Pole 1 year, 1 month ago

I like #1 because my spirit said- "I like #1" no other reason. Beautiful

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gone Fishing Without A Pole 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you smile

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 1 month ago

Love the warm soft look of the sun light on the boats of #3. B&W also works for me.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 1 month ago

Glad you like smile

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Heidi Egerman 1 year, 1 month ago

I think they all have merit, but I really like #1. The subtle light hitting the boats on the right caught my eye and drew me back across the picture to the sun and then back again to the light. Very nicely done.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Heidi Egerman 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks for explaining why you like #1 better smile

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 1 month ago

I like 3, 1 & 5 in that order, but all have merit for different reasons.......

Nice work, all the way around!

+1grinning+1

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks Jay smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 1 month ago

Always a pleasure!!!

+1 grinning +1

ps...thanks for "liking" my Rush Hour images!

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Abigail Gossage 1 year, 1 month ago

Like them all, maybe the last one is a little too dark and the green a little  much but hard to chose.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Abigail Gossage 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks Abigail for playing along smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

No surprise here.#2 for me,why, the cold even a bit creepie look. #1 is the most natural lookig,also like it. #3 is a bit over the top. Must say have tried that also in the past,guilty. Nice playaround

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

I agree with you on #3 now that I look at it. That last stroke of yellow brush makes it look fake.

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Nancy Andrea D 1 year, 1 month ago

I like #4 because the sky and sun are realistic. However I would like the boats on the right side to have a bit more light like in #3 but not too much.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Nancy Andrea D 1 year, 1 month ago

#4 is actually the raw original.I like to take photos one or two stops darker than what is normal. Just my preference, hence why the sides are so much darker. Thanks for playing along smile

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Björn Roose 1 year, 1 month ago

I definitely like the edit in #2. It's very clearly an edit, but the result is good too smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 1 month ago

A  true answer of a non-committal person 😁

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 1 month ago

The backspace stole my #2...

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 1 month ago

Sure, sure grinning

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Greg Blaney 1 year, 1 month ago

Numbers 1 and 3 are both beautiful, Camellia. Can't put my finger on why, but I prefer #1. I suspect it is the mood it portrays - just before it gets really dark and things have gotten still and quiet. Whether it's #1 or #3, you've done a great job of post processing when they're compared to the RAW file.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Greg Blaney 1 year, 1 month ago

As Peter indicated, I think #3 is over the top....got carried away with the sun stroke. Thanks for playing along Greg smile

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Trinicia Perch 1 year, 1 month ago

Great edits!  I love the sun in #3, it stands out the most for me.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Trinicia Perch 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you Trinicia for playing along. This whole post proves that photography is such a subjective art smile

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Don Baird 1 year, 1 month ago

I like the color contrast of the first one best. However, I like the sun in 3 best.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Don Baird 1 year, 1 month ago

Thank you Don for playing along with me smile

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Sydney Solomon 1 year, 1 month ago

Gee I wish I could learn how to paint landscapes and other types of images. Are you "staying at home" these difficult days?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 1 month ago

No Sydney...I've been flying around on my broom smile

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Brett Johnson 1 year, 1 month ago

#3 because it is anyway you look a great all image (all of them) but #3 because that is the way I would see that scene, i.e. the way the brain sees it, not just the eyes or the camera. Yup, number 3! I will take one large print for my home office wall please!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Brett Johnson 1 year, 1 month ago

Brett #3 was actually the first in line before moving on to the rest so maybe you are correct as far as what the brain sees.

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Brett Johnson Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 1 month ago

Hi Camellia, I always edit my photos to be bright, colorful and contrasty. When I do film I use big and contrasty and bright film (Velvia, SFX 200 and a Red Filter for B&W) as that is what I see. Maybe that comes with being an eternal optimist! I keep going back to #3 and do just love it!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Brett Johnson 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks for your detailed response Brett. I lean more towards moody photos, somewhat dark. Not sure why because I am not a dark/depressed and maybe because I am not a total optimist....I get along quite well with Murphy's Law smile .

BTW sorry about you having to cancel your travel plans. I know it really does suck. My daughter was planning on going to Japan first week of April, for obvious reasons, she had to cancel as well. Hopefully this will pass, soon and life can get back to some form of normalcy.

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