Playing With My Photos
Sometimes I process photos quite a bit and other times not so much, it all depends on my vision and how the initial photo turned out. I am often amazed at what can be done today to improve a photograph. If a photographer takes a photograph that has good composition, a good subject, and some interest that initial base photograph can be turned into something really beautiful in many cases. I believe this is the case with the photo shown below of waves at Carmel Beach being backlit by the setting sun. It was only with processing that I could get this photo to reflect what was actually happening at that moment in time. I suppose if someone shot the photo in JPG format it might have been close to the actual event, I shoot in RAW format which is similar to a negative, but even then processing is still needed to define the photograph in the way the photographer saw the moment.