Photos are few and far between….

I’ve been a bit slack over the last year.  I haven’t taken anywhere near as many photos as I should have.  Actually, I should say I haven’t been out to take photos.  I realised this when I went to upload some pictures to Flickr from the 5k run at work, and saw that I hadn’t actually created many albums since the 5k run last year.  It’s at this point I should say “I will aim to create an album a week”, but targets don’t help me.  Deadlines do though, so I need to find a way to set deadlines.

Hursley 5k

 

 

How Far Should You Go?

The majority of photos needs a touch up (unless you know what you are doing or are Amazon of course with the patent for photographing an object against a white background. It needs no touching up.)

I took the photo below which was more for the record of the area rather than get a great photo.  I probably would have gone at a different time of day to try and achieve better light if I had time.  It’s underexposed (deliberately) and the sky was a wash out.

Bluebells

 

I decided I would replace the sky…. I’ve never been keen on this because I think it detracts from the effort that a photographer puts in to get the perfect shot.  If you’ve only got one chance to get a photo though, should it be okay to put in a new sky?  Probably yes as long as you don’t enter the photo into a competition. I used a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom to alter the photo.

Bluebells