Taking and Editing Photos - Highlighting Textures to Create Deep Spaces in Low Winter Light - Skagit Valley and Snoqualmie River
There is so much to see in the Skagit Valley - but strangely with this low winter light, the sun always seems to be in my eyes.
Moving a bit south of the Skagit Valley we travel the middle fork road near home.
When I look at these images on my computer I can see the details by closing in on them - since the original files are very large and very detailed (when they are in focus :/) - I can make parts of them as big as possible or make the whole small. How does an image change with scale? Or with our ability to alter our view - enlarging tiny things for inspection or making big things small?
A word about the process - the first picture below is what I see 'as shot' - the second image is after processing the raw file with photoshop. I admit I often use the 'auto' button as a starting point - and then from there I make adjustments … move the little sliders back and forth and see what happens. It's pretty amazing to have the ability to adjust so many qualities of an image. Notice that details like the land on the other side of the water appear out of seeming blankness!