Amanda’s given us a tough challenge this week. Her Friendly Friday Challenge is to post something Unusual. It’s a tough one because she’s asking us to share photos with digital flaws. I normally delete bad shots pretty quickly. But then I remembered some ‘experimental’ shots I did a while back.
The experiment was to shoot directly into the light and get high contrast images. The issue with shooting into the sun is that it’s really tough to see – my captures were a bit of hit and miss. Then there was a problem with lens flare and a little white dot which flawed a whole series of shots.
Salvaging the photos was relatively easy. Black & white conversions work well for hi-contrast images and cropping can move the white dot out of frame.
Sometimes cropping isn’t the answer and removing the white dot with Lightroom’s spot remover is a simple option.
Alternatively, when all else fails but you really like the composition of the shot – you leave the imperfections alone and make it part of the image.
My thanks to Amanda for this week’s challenge … and for providing an excuse to re-post the Runner, one of my favorite shots of Paris.
Photos taken in Parc de Sceaux in Paris, France. 2018