I receive a lot of questions around the use of post-processing on photo images and believe that it has its place in the art of photography. The purist view of photography is also understandable and admirable. I am continually impressed by what some of the pro’s are able to capture straight from the camera. There are a few of these in my own portfolio and for sure my hopes are that the number will increase as my journey in photography continues. In any case, I personally also enjoy the possibilities of what I can do behind the keyboard as well as from behind the camera. My goal is to try to maintain the integrity of the original image as much as possible while enhancing it in such a way as to more vividly reflect what my mind remembers from that point in time. This effort is to try and pull the viewer into the image to create a similar experience and truly share share the moment with them.
What was changed:
- In the image above you’ll notice the bend of the castle walls due to the wide angle lens and positioning of the shot. The walls have been straightened that it appears that you are looking straight at the castle. This has slightly shortened the castle and stretched it horizontally as a result, but it still fits with overall impact of the image.
- The two tourists in the entrance have been removed as even through the best efforts and patience, there was never a clear shot.
- Finally the tent to the left was removed as to not be distracting.
- The remainder of the adjustments where just b&w conversion adjustments with some sharpening and structure.