#100DayProject: Photography-Week Seven

“There’s nothing left except to try.” -Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time”

It rained last Monday and I missed the opportunity for some incredible photographs. I’ve been kicking myself about it all week. Hopefully, we get some rain and beautiful clouds again soon so I can take advantage of the moody skies and the reflective nature of puddles.

I’m trying out a new editing software recommended by my dad called ON1 Photo Raw. As a result, I may have got a little overzealous in editing my photos this week. I can’t quite tell if they are an improvement or they are overdone. I’d appreciate advice on what you think worked and didn’t work.

If you’re unfamiliar with the 100 Day Project, the concept is simple. You choose any creative project you like and do it every day for 100 days, sharing your process on social media using the hashtag #The100DayProject. This year the dates are Feb. 13-May 24.

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Here are two bonus photos I heavily/overly edited to get the feel for the software. While I realize they are a bit much, I had fun with them and wanted to share them with you.

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45 thoughts on “#100DayProject: Photography-Week Seven

  1. They are all beautiful photos in their own way, Bridgette! Especially the railway photo, trains, and tracks always look great in Grayscale. Have you tried an HDR application? For me, it adds color and depth to your photos. I use Aurora HDR, not free software. Happy Monday! 🌹❤️

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  2. I like your photos! And they are a great start! Your composition is fine…much better than mine was when I was just getting started! 😀 Some things to think about: Light draws the viewer’s eye – wherever there are bright areas is where the viewer is going to look first. Where do you want the viewer’s focus to be? Playing with dodging and burning (lightening and darkening) different areas of your photos can increase the focus of the viewer’s eye as well as the depth of the photo. 🙂 Honestly, you are off to a great start!! Well done!

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    • Thank you so much, Jaye! I get what you are saying. For example, the bee photo. I think the leaf is brighter than the bee-and you want the eye drawn to the bee. I’ll keep at it! Thank you.

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  3. I like the composition of your photos and am familiar with the software you mention. Just for curiosity sake I’d try a couple of photos with more contrast between the light and dark especially the mono one. They are lovely photos.

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  4. I personally don’t think you over edited. And I appreciate the stylization in the final two images. You know I loves nature, and so I am specifically drawn to the bee and the snail and the artichoke. The only one I have a suggestion on is the black and white train tracks… when I used to use a dark room and chemicals and all the “stuff”, the goal was to find the true white and the true black in an image. I find your train tracks to be in the world of grays and wonder how it would work if it had the true black and white.

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  5. I’m not familiar with ON1 Photo Raw, but it is such fun to use modern photo processing these days. When I first started using ColorEfex well over a decade ago, I found it a bit daunting at first. There does seem to be a tendency to overdo it initially (because it can be such fun!!!) It took me a while to find a balance and a feel for the look I wanted to create. I suspect you will find your ‘comfort zone’ as you progress. It’s all good! Most of all have FUN!!!

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