Sunday, December 7, 2008

Mining Past Work

Grass Flowing in the Oxtongue River

When November arrives and the photographic opportunities dry up, I often end up looking through the year's photographs (both processed and unprocessed) to see what I've missed. Often the initial work that I have done on my raw images misses some interesting work that didn't strike me the first time through.

This weekend I was looking through some older photographs, and I came across a couple of photographs of some grass growing and flowing in a river. The colour of the grass in the dark brown water wasn't particularly attractive, but I loved the flowing lines of the grasses. I set the satruation to zero to see what it looked like in B&W, and then adjusted the contrast and brightness, and the results were quite striking.

Don't be too hasty to throw out old images -- a second look might turn up some gems.

. . . Rob Williams