Playing With Different Renditions

In experimenting around, I often find it helps to ignore what should be. When taking a photo I often have an idea of what I want to come about on the computer screen later and thus was the case with a recent photo of the side wake from a Washington State Ferry. This is the raw version:

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I used a slow shutter speed of 1/6th of a second in Aperture mode, using f/40 and zooming to 300mm to achieve some blur. How else to show some movement in the waves?

Once in the computer I ran it through the normal paces to get it where I wanted it.

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Here’s a quick run down of all the pertinent edits I made in Lightroom:

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I was happy here but curiosity crept in. You can note from Lightroom that the white balance is 4900. But what if I swung this way out of whack? I’ve done this before and liked the results, so let’s give it another go to the left and right.

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As with all things arty, some people like one more than the other. This can be because of mood or color preferences, but whatever the case it’s a friendly reminder to try something different.

Personally, I have been collecting a few images like this that I think work well when pushed WAY too far in one direction. What I will do with them, I’m not sure. But I like the gold one here personally and decided to keep a virtual copy of it for later use.

Where has your experimentation taken you?

 

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