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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.

Leanne Cole - Fogotten OriginalThis one is too saturated, the colours are very nice and warm, but too much.  Also, the blurring is way over done.  I think this one was done around the time I first started doing processing like this.

Leanne Cole - Forgotten ReworkedThis 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.

Leanne Cole - Forgotten Reworked AgainSo 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.

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