Today I had some time away from home without kids. Just free time to go exploring.
I went to one of my favorite places to take pictures.
Here is a little something I shot out there.
I set the exposure extremely long and my densest neutral density filter has a terrible purple tinge to it, but for this image I think it worked just great.
Let me know what you think.
I started going through my archives. They begin in 2008 when I switched to digital. I bought my d60 that day my first daughter was born and have shot over 25000 frames on 3 different cameras since.
I have to say I still need to go back through my film shots too but looking back 6 years and a handful of months my photography has improved by miles.
That being said I still captured aome great moments, memories and stories. If you follow my 500px account you may recognize this old photo I dug out of my archives and post processed again. Im sad to say I switched to shooting raw about 3 months after this was taken. But the tools in photoshop still allow for huge adjustments to jpgs as well.
You decide if you like this image better the original way or the new way
Link to original:
The new version:
…and there has never been a better time to go back through my archives and clean up the gigs of storage and post process a few hidden gems. 2 of my favorite shots that I shared on 500px this year were from my archives and I suspect I am sitting on a few more gems that just need the right boost from post processing.
I hope to share the process a bit but in the meantime I highly recommend taking a trip through your old archives to find those pictures you previously overlooked. Please share in the comments below.
Here is one of mine from 2013 that I processed and published last year.
Check out this awesome photo from 500px: https://500px.com/photo/84185457