I follow a number of different photoblogs and one thing amazes me in all of them is colour. I’ve no idea whether they’re using post processing techniques to tweak curves and saturation or whether they’re using filters on the camera, but whatever they do it always looks amazing.
Given the amount I’ve spent on camera gear in the last year, I’m not really in a position to buy a lot of filters, so I think my summers work will be learning how to make small tweaks in Lightroom/Photoshop/GIMP to improve the colours in the picture.
That’s right, as well as having to live with my blurred and poorly composed shots, you’ll now need to bear with me while I mess up the colour balance and intensity as well.
Seemed appropriate to look to higher powers for inspiration.
(f/7.1, 1/30sec, 55mm, ISO-200, 20/06/2008)
What I wanted was to make the sign feel vibrant against the leaves and tree. To make it draw your eye in whilst still being legible. What I ended up with, well the dirt on the sign looks like noise and the blue looks a little too electric, but I do quite like it.