Moving

Moving

I grabbed this shot several weeks ago while helping friends move out of their beloved house, as an emblem of that transition. I especially liked the light coming in, highlighting the form of the sofa making it almost sculptural. This photo reminds me that I have been struggling of late with what is the perfect exposure, what is the best post-processing of an image, what is right/wrong and what falls under subjective tastes. I hate washed-out images, but as a reaction, probably tend to darken the shadows too much to give an image "punch." And it doesn't help that my perfectionistic tendencies probably drive me to work an image more than I should, or to not leave one untouched. I feel as if I used to have a life, and now I just have a list of un-processed photos. So, how about you? Have you tamed the post-processing monkey on your back, and if so, what is your secret weapon?

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Focal Length: 46 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 640

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  • Those are all-too-familiar thoughts to accompany this cozy image. I don’t believe there is any secret formula to processing pictorial work – we do what we do to please the unspoken rules within us. I fear not knowing too little but knowing too much about it and still not understanding.
    AG @ 2009-09-27 03:01:20
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Moving

Moving

I grabbed this shot several weeks ago while helping friends move out of their beloved house, as an emblem of that transition. I especially liked the light coming in, highlighting the form of the sofa making it almost sculptural. This photo reminds me that I have been struggling of late with what is the perfect exposure, what is the best post-processing of an image, what is right/wrong and what falls under subjective tastes. I hate washed-out images, but as a reaction, probably tend to darken the shadows too much to give an image "punch." And it doesn't help that my perfectionistic tendencies probably drive me to work an image more than I should, or to not leave one untouched. I feel as if I used to have a life, and now I just have a list of un-processed photos. So, how about you? Have you tamed the post-processing monkey on your back, and if so, what is your secret weapon?

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EXIF

Focal Length: 46 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 640

Latest Comment

  • Those are all-too-familiar thoughts to accompany this cozy image. I don’t believe there is any secret formula to processing pictorial work – we do what we do to please the unspoken rules within us. I fear not knowing too little but knowing too much about it and still not understanding.
    AG @ 2009-09-27 03:01:20
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