As we stumbled through Central Park, my darling daughter and I, snapping pictures right, left, and center – not to mention up and down! – we came across what appeared to be a bridal photo shoot down by the Bethesda Fountain Terrace. Since we’d already been tramping around for a while, I wasn’t too keen on going down the stairs, which I’d then have to climb back up, to take a closer look. My guess is that it was probably for an Asian bridal magazine, since there are a LOT of those happening ALL the time. I took a shot with my cell phone, even though I knew the images would be too small and hazy. Then I whipped out my Vivitar (okay all you real photographers, no laughing!), set it on monochrome, zoomed in and voilà! Picture!
When I loaded the photos on my computer they were, as expected, a bit of a disappointment. What a perfect opportunity to fiddle around with photo editing!
A little light here, a little texture there, some more contrast, less shadow – yeah, I’ve no idea what I did, I just pushed some buttons. And this is what came of it.
While editing words has never been a big decision for me since I know I blurt them out and refinement is necessary, that hasn’t been my view when taking pictures. Possibly because I feel that I’m capturing images of (mostly) Nature’s glory and I don’t feel qualified to muck about with that. I like the au naturel approach best…and the mucking about can be fun!