February 11, 2015

Black Pots

Black Pot (v1). David Hayes, 2015.

Continuing on with the Lesson 4 prompt of Wabi-Sabi, I used the same set-up as I did in Monday's post but this time shot with my Nikon D90 and edited using Lightroom. One of the concepts discussed by Kim Klassen in this lesson was the use of shallow depth of fields to create a more dreamy look to you images. In this image I set my Nikon to Aperture Priority mode and focused on the pot. This gave me a nice soft focus look to the baby's breath and background. All I did in Lightroom was some exposure and contrast adjustments...and the Heal tool to remove some stray flowers that were "out-of-place".

Black Pot (v2). David Hayes, 2015.

After I had established the first version (above) as my base, I then applied the "Melancholy" preset that Kim included with this lesson. It give a very subtle feel to the image, particularly to the background. 

I'm going back and forth as to which version I like...what do you think?

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