Mar 26, 2012

Before and After Monday

The After

The Before

I took this photo just a couple months after getting my first camera. I was probably still using the Full Auto setting then. I cropped it quite a bit, and adjusted the perspective so it would look like I was shooting straight on instead of up. I didn't like the plain looking brick so I desaturated it quite a bit, and increased the contrast some. Finally, I used the Unsharp Mask tool because the words on the alarm and the leaves were a little blurry.


  1. I like both pictures! But if I HAD to pick...I guess I would pick the first one. Just more detail. But both so pretty in their own way!

  2. I really like the brick treatment. I didn't even notice it which means I was directed to the rusty alarm. The bottom one is good too with all the different textures - vine, rust, brick, windows. Great eye.

  3. I'm favoring the AFTER shot. I really like what you did....don't exactly understand it all but live it a lot.

  4. I like what you did,but I also like the first picture,-- but it's great that you are trying new things, and discovering different ways of presenting the
    same subject.

  5. Excellent after Photo Deno. You know know the beauty of shooting wide open and then cropping down afterwards without losing quality. excellent work.