I was going through old photos in Lightroom looking for something else, and came across this pic I don't think I've ever posted anywhere. I would title it "Memory of an afternoon."
|Taken with Sony A580 on an afternoon drive down towards Waxahachie to look for wildflowers, in April 2011. Processed in Lightroom with help from Google/Nik Analog Efex.|
I'm never sure what I think about using filter effects. The one thing I'm sure about is, filters can't help an intrinsically worthless photo. But I like this shot. Here it is, processed more simply in Lightroom 5.
I like that too but comparing it to the more aggressively "art-ified" earlier version makes me ask myself, what do I want from a photo like this? If you muss the photo a bit, but in the process, give it a little more emotional punch — by adding the fake aged effect — is that wrong?
Here's another photo, giving you an idea how busy it was out there in the middle of nowhere. I'm going to call it, "These memories, too, will fade."
|"These memories too will fade."|
Finally, this shot. Unfortunately, it really needs to be seen big, bigger than Blogger will permit.