Normally I don’t edit the photos I take, other than minor straightening, colour correction, scaling and adding copyright watermarks. But I realised the other day that I’ve been using image manipulation software in various flavours for about 25 years.
So this time I thought I’d have a bit of fun. I took this photo on a blustery grey-ish day in the South Wairarapa.
It’s purely filtering – the apparent fringing on the top right is an artefact of the process I used.
Can anybody guess what I did? Clue: not all the picture is actually filtered; and the effect is mostly a digital rendering of a well known film-photographic technique. You could, I think, do much of this in a darkroom with trays of chemicals and a stop-watch, old-style. But the computer’s faster, cleaner and not so smelly.
Copyright © Matthew Wright 2014
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