Which photo mood are you in?

Before tackling the bathroom – again – I thought I would work on a couple of photos I took a few days back. I was driving to the supermarket when I saw these power lines and a couple of birds sitting on them. It was a a pretty bright and glaring day,  so not particular good for ‘well or ‘correct’ exposed photos.

Bird on wire, birds, light, brightHowever, the Bird on wire, birds, dark, contrastabstract and minimalistic nature of the subject caught my eye and I just had to take a few shots. Then I went shopping and almost forgot about them. Until this morning I found them in my Lightroom. Feeling kind of crappy from allergies I went through my normal workflow: Basic development of the raw image in Lightroom and then export it to Photoshop. I could have just
converted it to e.g. a black & white picture, which would have probably worked well, since there are so little colors in the initial photo anyhow. But these days I am into textures, dreamy bokeh and/or grunge look, so I added some, trying to find the right one, adjusting the colors, levels etc. And now, here is the problem, I actually blame it on not feeling 100 %, now I have two versions of the same photo, a lighter one and a darker one with lots of contrast. I do not really want to keep them both, but right now I cannot decide which one I prefer.

Oh, and if that was not enough, I also had zoomed in on one of the shots I took and developed it in yet another version.

Bird on wire, birds, light, bright, yellow

 

See my dilemma? 3 photos – 1 subject – 3 versions – which one to choose? In most cases, I have a certain vision for a specific photo, but this one… as I said, I blame it on not feeling too good today.

While have not made up my mind, I have for now entered the dark, contrasty one in my shop on Etsy, which you can find here. So, which photo mood are you in? Which one would you prefer?

And now it is of to my DIY project: Bathroom.

4 thoughts on “Which photo mood are you in?”

  1. Gorgeous photos!
    I do love the minimalist quality to this nature photography, too!

    So nice to meet you through Etsy’s Blogging Buddies Team.
    I am your newest blog follower via email! 🙂

    All the best,
    Mary

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  2. Oh! I love the first blue and the yellow one! Both very cool. You could offer both of those in your shop as they are indeed the same picture but so very *different* from each other. Lovely!

    *Little Green Guy*

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    • Thanks, Brittany! Indeed, I have them in my shop, but both under the ‘dark’ one only. Somehow I did not want to put up the ‘same’ picture twice 😉 But who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind.
      Claudia

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