This image was captured on my Nikon FM film camera. I photographed the negative with my full frame DSLR and imported into Adobe Lightroom for initial editing, then into Photoshop for inverting. The image on the left is pre-invert, the right, post invert. I am having a hard time deciding which I like better. The reflections on the negative version seem to pop more but, the detail of the docks stand out more on the inverted version. Your thoughts…
It often happens that an idea does not become what one wishes. The execution in the moment seemed like it would work. But the realization when editing is that not much can be recovered from the available information. So, what to do? I’m not one to just give up and walk away. I will take time and play with sliders and curves to see what I might create from the data. The October Road yields an interesting possibility.
Last October I captured an image of a row of birch trees that I really liked, but when I got home and viewed the image on my computer, I noticed a wire running through the image. The updated Adobe Photoshop 2019 has an improved “Content Aware Fill” feature that seems to work much better than past versions and I gave it a try on the image. I came away pleasantly surprised by the end result. Is it absolutely perfect? No, but it’s pretty darn good and I would be willing to print the result. My plan is to print it on canvas which should aid in softening any residual effects of the process.
Canon 5D Mk ll, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM, ISO 50, 70mm, f/16, 1/30 sec.
Sometimes it’s fun to muck about in Photoshop!