Project 15 - Day 6
One of the benefits of this self imposed exercise in productivity, aka Project 15, is taking a look back. I find myself perusing old files in search of photos that I failed to process the first time around. Perhaps they missed the first cut, or quite possibly I became distracted and moved on to the next batch and simply forgot about them. Whatever the reason, they are being rediscovered and it's a bit like Christmas or receiving a belated birthday present.
A year ago last December we visited Colonial Williamsburg, VA. It was a round about way to get to Florida from western PA but it worked. It was also an experiment of sorts with regard to traveling with Henna. That worked too.
Overall I was disappointed with the shots I brought home. The weather was a bit dreary, but a real photographer would consider this a challenge not an excuse. And sometimes I get too caught up in the whole that I forget to look at the parts. It is usually the parts that make the best photographs.
This particular shot of the Apothecary Shop was processed with a touch of Spicify from Topaz Adjust and a hint of Nik's Efex Pro's Bleach By Pass filter. Using the two is a bit counter intuitive but I like the end result. What I don't like is the fact that this photo is soft. My focal point seems to be on the back left hand wall instead of on the display in the front. I know that I was shooting indoors without a flash and with a wide open aperture. This adds to the problem...limited depth of field. Simply put not everything is in focus.
I like to think of this fellow as Mr. Ed. Remember Mr. Ed? A horse is a horse, of course of course and...well you get the gist. His white blaze has a bit of a blue tint, I should go back and fix that.
That's better. I wouldn't want Mr. Ed to be feeling blue.
Now this one, this one is a diamond in the rough. A little gem of a shot that brightens my day and makes me smile.
Didn't I tell you that parts make the best photos?