Changing a photo.
Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend and was able to squeeze every moment of relaxation out of it they could. I know I tried. I ended up doing a lot of cooking. Although, I didn’t barbecue even once over the past three days. I just did a lot of indoor cooking instead. I guess I was just in one of those moods.
Anyway, I had planned on getting out and doing a lot of things with my camera. However, I never seemed to be able to fit it in anywhere. Then, on Sunday in the late afternoon, I was finally able to step outside and down the street to photograph one of the many downtown churches in our area. I’m only going to show you one part of what I shot, because I am working on transforming it into something other than what I started with.
The church is absolutely gorgeous on the inside, too. Maybe I’ll be able to get inside one day and see if I can take some photos. But for now, I wanted to focus on the outside. When I got there, I saw that some repairs were being done and there were wooden railings and scaffolding up everywhere on the building. So I zeroed in on the top. There are a total of three domes on top, and I picked the one I could get the best view of at the time.
Here is the original. Actually, I shot it in RAW but always make my adjustments and then save it as a TIFF. This is that TIFF after my initial adjustments.
You can see the scaffolding in the lower right corner. I removed it and did some improvements with color and tone.
Then I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make it black and white, or just desaturate the color a little, so I played around and came up with this.
I liked it. It reminds me of something out of an old school book. But I never stop there when I have captured an image that I see so much potential in if I know I can play around even more and just work it out.
I knew I wanted to see this as a night image. And I knew I didn’t want the building to become a silhouette. I wanted to be able to still see what a magnificent structure this is by keeping some of the lines and curves showing. So, I knew moonlight would have to be included.
This is what I’ve done on it so far.
I’m loving it so far! I know I want to add some night creatures, but I don’t want to make it into something creepy. I’ve begun to add an angel to it, though I know you can’t see that yet. I won’t show that until I am completely done with it. But I love what it’s becoming and I can’t wait to work some more on it!
I’ll show you the completed work when I’m finished. I just wanted to share with you one of my work’s in progress.
See you next time!