Last week I showed you a heap of photos I had taken in the Mallee, well, more specifically the ones I had taken of the Pink Lakes. There were two images that I withheld, the reasons being that I planned on working on them a lot more so I could see if I could get them good enough to enter some competitions. I have done quite a bit on them, and am happy with where they are, but I need to see them. I need to keep looking them and make sure there is nothing I want to change. So today you get to look at them with me, if you want to.
When we were at the wooden ramp I saw the sun reflecting off the salt, and I thought it looked stunning. So I did, what I always do, I took a photo. The sun was weird, still high up in the sky, but it was like the sunset had already started, there was already so much colour at the horizon. It now looks like moonlight, and I may have made it too dark. I will have to keep looking. I might have to go back to the previous version that wasn’t quite so dark, though when I compare the two, I seem to be drawn to this.
Not long after we saw the previous one, we parked the car and went for a walk. We were on a track and we spotted this tree that had fallen over in the salt. Obviously dead, but I really liked the way it was the only sign there had been life. There is water here and the lake was a lot pinker. I have tried to draw out the salt. I think this is my favourite image from that trip. This is one I think I mostly definitely want to enter into a competition. I need to just look at it for now. I think I have it pretty much where I want it, but I do know that sometimes I go back to an image and I do see things that I think I should change.
I really enjoyed working on these. I know I keep saying that I should do more, and then I don’t, but I really should do more. Part of the thing that has been stopping me, has been my back, but it is slowly getting better and I can spend more time sitting now, and it isn’t a big thing anymore. I think I need to go back through the images I have taken over the last few months and see what else I have that I might want to work on.
I will put them into a gallery now so you can get a better look at them.