This is the third time I have reworked this image, will it be the last, who knows. The last two times I have worked on it I haven’t been happy, and this time I’m happier with it. I knew when I reworked it the last time that I wouldn’t be done with it, so today was the time to do.
So, first of all let’s have a look at past attempts.
This one was a lot better, but there’s something about it that I didn’t like. It’s still a little oversaturated. Though it is getting better, but there is something about it, I don’t know a glossiness or something, that just doesn’t seem right.
So here is the third attempt at it. After I saw the second one, I thought maybe the second one was the best one, but I like this a lot more, It has a much more antique feel about it. I have desaturated it quite a bit, upped the yellows and a touch of red. I have done the blurring again, but I hope it is a lot more subtle this time.
I have been learning so many new things about Photoshop, it has been fantastic, and now when I look at an image, I think about different things I can do, it is amazing.
Speaking of Changes
I think it is time. I have hinted and said to a few people that I want to start some new work. If I don’t find a income stream soon, then I am going to have to get a normal job, and I don’t want that. I love doing photography and I want to be able to keep doing it. I do make money from it, but no where near enough.
So, I recently saw some work that has made me realise something, I do want to photograph people, but in a particular way, so I am going to try and do that. I hate portraits of people sitting there looking pretty. I know a lot of people do those, but recently I did some for someone and I didn’t know what to do with them.
This is going to mean changes, and what that means for this blog is to be decided. I may stop blogging every day and just do it a few times a week. I don’t want to stop altogether, but it does take up an awful lot of time. I had hoped that I could make it work, but it has slowly dawned on me that no it isn’t.
So what I am thinking?
I want to keep photographing some of the stuff I do, but I thought, I might start talking about the hassles of trying to start a business, what problems that happen, good things that happen. Of course, not every post, but some. We are just going to have to wait and see what happens.