Some days things just don’t go as you planned…
Off for three weeks and the first two days back we have foggy mornings. I love foggy mornings for shooting. So on Monday and Tuesday, I managed to get in an hour and a half or so before heading off to work.
Yesterday, Tuesday a thick fog descended upon the outskirts of Edmonton about half an hour before sunrise so off I went hopeful that I could find something to shoot. I shot and shot and shot and shot. I doubt that anyone will ever see anything from Tuesday morning. I’ve had this happen to me before. If the fog is thick and there is cloud cover on the horizon during the sunrise the result looks much the same as shooting on a gray and overcast day. White skies are the result. Borrrrrrring.
Having nothing to post from Tuesday’s shoot, I went back to Monday where the fare was only slightly better.
The photo above was a real problem and if things had gone better on Tuesday, I doubt that I would have revisited this photo.
It had a serious color problem. The photo was taken about twenty or twenty five minutes before sunrise. At that time there is very little color in the skies. What little there is photographs as an electric blue, a really, really bright blue.
Try as I might I couldn’t get the color to look natural. Whatever I did seemed to enhance the reds and magentas in the left part of the sky. I liked the shapes in the photo but not the colors as they were.
When I process my landscapes, my preference is for them to have a realistic look, dramatic but not overly dramatic where it’s obvious that the photo has been manipulated severely. I hoped that by finding a picture with suitable colors that I could use the color matching feature in Photoshop and get a more realistic and moody photo. After trying a couple of dozen different source photos for color I came across one that had the colors of a faded polaroid. Voila!
The result isn’t something that I would normally strive for but in a way I find it appealing. Tomorrow I will have probably changed my mind. LOL
Some days things just don’t go as you plan. Is that such a bad thing?