This image was taken over twelve months ago. I did it as a 3 image HDR in Photomatix. It was in my early attempts of HDR and it is way to saturated. The bins blend in too much with the background. So as I have been going though old HDR’s I thought, I might try doing this one, and another one again.
I think this is better, but still not great. I tried to darken the background a bit, and lighten the bins. I don’t think it worked. I do think the colours in this are much nicer and not so bright. I know a lot of you are going to like the first image more, but think about how over saturated they are. The colours are not natural, if you can say that about graffiti.
I thought this one was also too saturated.
So with this one, the colours are not as saturated. It is a darker image, but not in the mirror, and it is the mirror where you are meant to look. I like what is happening in the mirror. The mirror shows us that the graffiti just keeps going on and on.
I have called this a rework, but technically it isn’t, it is the first time you have seen it, and I only did it this morning. Just shows a different view from the same mirror. I did it because I thought this one was the same as the original. Anyway, extra image.
I hope this post makes sense. I have just got back from the city where I spent all day taking photos and teaching a new client how to use her camera and how to take photos. It was exhausting, but so rewarding. I had the best time. I completely filled my memory card, and had to delete photos, so I could take more. I hope she also had a great time. I know she is feeling confused now, but with time she will start to understand what we were talking about.
Please excuse me today, I need a cup of tea and to put my feet up.