:: I'M STILL HERE ::

by Laila Skauge March. 10, 2018 400 views

Can't believe it's almost one year since I made the previous blog post! I will try to continue writing about my photography journey and share photos. Sometimes "life happens" and I tend to take the easy way out, and sharing my photos on Facebook and Instagram. Lately I've been spending more time on my computer, decluttering my harddrive and editing photos I've shot earlier. I like to try things I learn on my own photographs, and it's the best way for me to learn new stuff instead of just reading about it. I haven't been hiking and doing a lot of photography for a long time, but I am more excited to do so now and hopefully will find my way back to the creative routine I had a while back.

Recently I've been watching some great tutorials on YouTube about the "Orton effect", and I'm thrilled I figured out what this style is called. I've been amazed by a lot of great work people do using this "look", but I didn't know that it had a certain name. Been diving into my archive, and found a few shots I could play around in Lightroom and Photoshop with, and this is one of the photos.

Moody forest.

Moody forest.

I'm longing for Spring and colours, it's been a long and cold winter with lots of bad weather. Today was a hazy day with some snow, and the landscape looked almost Black&White. I took a few shots of a cabin near my house using the Nikon D500 and 16-80mm. It's not a particularly good shot, but I just needed a little something to play around in PS with.

Moody landscape today when the mist and snow was in the air.

Moody landscape today when the mist and snow was in the air.

I hope to improve my photography skills to the level I was before my long break, and I hope to write about in my Photoblog so I can look back one day and tell the difference between new and old shots ;-)

Happy shooting,

Laila

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Heike 3 years, 6 months ago

Great to see you back here, Laila ! Excellent photos. I looked at the 'Orton effect' in the Internet, definitely something I will try !

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