Winch | May 17, 2006
notes

I took a trip down to the Leslie Spit a couple of weekends ago expecting the "nature conservatory steps from the city" it's hyped up to be. In fact, it's Toronto's idea of loosely covering up an industrial dump with some soil and ponds and calling it nature. So while I didn't get the nature images I wanted, I did get some shots of the weirdest shit I've ever seen humans throw away. More on this in the next few days.

I've been looking at some other photoblogs lately and noticed how many people are applying heavy-handed post-processing to their images. There's nothing wrong with doing that, but I'm wondering how far I can push my pictures before I find them completely unrealistic. Today's picture -- well, most of my pictures -- are pretty straightforward. I might try punching some images up in the future, but I'll stick to natural-looking images for now.

comments

comment by james on May 18, 2006, 1:15 PM

hello, well this is a great image and i wouldn't 'punch' it up any more, what i have noticed is way too many people over contrast and sharpen their images, perhaps because they do not have proper calibrated monitors or perhaps they just do not know any better, then again maybe its their style too, but im guessing it the first two!
anyhow, on my monitor this image is near perfect, color, sharpness and all, the only thing i would have done is brush the CN tower with a focus brush in PS to soften it as i find it distracting (left side of image) it just minor and my two cents, great shot!

comment by 24by36 on May 18, 2006, 10:22 PM

James, I guess it's just my style to not over-process an image. That being said, there are some photographers with a real talent for Photoshop who can turn an ordinary image into a work of art and deserve serious props. And I agree with your comment about the CN Tower, although I didn't notice it so much until you pointed it out. Thanks for the comments!

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