Last week I had a meeting with a business advisory service run by my local council, the council part that is great. This part of the council has been great and I have really enjoyed my dealings with them. At the advisory thing I was reminded of the images I took at the Manchester Unity Building and wondered if I would process them now. I have learned so much new stuff since I did them, so would I change what I did?
This was one of my favourites from that time. However, looking at it now, I think it is a little oversaturated, and I don’t really like how you can see through the windows so much. So I wondered, what would I do now.
I put covers over the windows, though I am not totally happy with it. I like the lighting much more and the warm cosy atmosphere. Putting the covers over the windows gives the room more privacy or something. It is more closed in. Though the weather here today is horrible, overcast and raining, again, so I think that may have affected my mood while doing the image.
There are things in the first that I didn’t do in the second, I didn’t add any detail, and in the second one I did some blurring, but not as much as the first. It was an interesting process.
There first one took me almost 4 hours to do, so I thought I would see what I could do with this one quickly. I wondered if I could completely change the mood and atmosphere in it, remove some unwanted things.
This is what I came up with, something a little different maybe. I like it. I love the painting above the chair and the little lamp on the table. It is interesting trying to do things like this. The chair is still a little saturated and I will have to work on that in the future.
I do like going back and seeing what I would do differently, so I like what I do now as opposed to what I was doing in the past. It was also really nice to work on some straight architectural shots, I haven’t been doing enough of that. Do you do the same, go back and rework old images?