Another week, and another trip down memory lane in terms of my photography. I’m really glad I made the decision to work on images already captured for this month, as we got rather buried in the snow the past week, and I haven’t had the time, or the energy, to get out and try and capture anything new.
This week is a mixed bag of images, shot locally and in Africa, in colour and black and white.
For my then and now image, I chose this zebra from my first trip to South Africa. The original black and white conversion was done in Lightroom using a few basic adjustments, not long after I returned from my trip. The updated image was edited recently using a combination of plugins in Photoshop, including MacPhun Tonality and Topaz Detail. I’m sure I could achieve similar results simply using On1 Photo Raw (I’m not using Lightroom any longer for processing), but I like the ease of using Tonality for black and white edits.
Sunday morning was incredibly beautiful. We were up bright and early, and heading off for our favourite spot at the dikes before 6. I haven’t had much success recently when I have taken my camera along, but this past Sunday more than made up for that. I’ve got lots of images to go through, both landscape and of birds. 🙂
As I was driving, the light was so lovely that I had to pull aside and put on my 4-way flashers while I snapped away. Good thing it was so early and the road was deserted.
Here are a few shots from the side of the road. More to follow in the coming days as I have time to edit and organize.
The clear, cold weather over the weekend brought with it a lot of shivering, but also a lot of great photos opportunities. I had Spencer with me, so I was more concerned with his well-being and enjoyment than getting the perfect shot… but, I still managed to get a few that I really like.
I hadn’t set out with a theme in mind, but the strongest photos of the weekend were all silhouettes (a clear topic for the blog – hurray!)