I was going back through some old image files, looking for some shots for a commercial client, when I came across this photo. It made me long for the crisp days of winter and the beautiful light that falls around dusk that time of year. Of course, I couldn’t just leave the image as it was, so I ended up getting totally off-track and burning my time moving this picture around through various software applications.
One of the benefits of digital photographs is the speed with which we can move them from the shoot to the finished product. But, this took a strange route to reach it’s finished product. Still faster than film, but maybe more cumbersome than it needs to be.
If your interested, here is how it went— Original RAW File>RAW Conversion in Aperture>Auto-Exposure>Auto-Level>Back off Auto-Levels>Highlight Recovery>Open in Nik Color Efex Pro>Tonal Contrast>Tone down Tonal Contrast>Open with Nik Color Efex Pro again>Film Effect>Kodachrome 64 (Pro) Effect>Export to JPEG>Email to iPad>Open in Nik’s Snapseed>Vintage Film Effect No 5>Vintage Film Effect Texture No 3>Border No 4 reduced by 37%>Export to Photo Library>Email to Laptop>Upload to Blog.
Jeez, talked about “stepped-on”
Maybe sometimes I over do it, but I still like the results.
It also reminded me that the Zenitar 16mm is a pretty darn sharp lens once you stop it down a bit. It distorts like hell but I guess that is why they call it a fisheye.