This next submission is from a new member to the club… Diana.
Look under “bios” to meet Diana!
Her e-mail started out “My first submission!”.
Needless to say I was thrilled to get her entry and intrigued by her title so I clicked on the link to her photo, but what came up was a photo that totally had a green tint to it. Now even though I was not there when she shot this, I knew that the colors were skewed for whatever reason. Was it from manipulation, or wrong white balance in the camera? I didn’t know, so I took her photo into Lightroom and with the adjustment of just a couple sliders, I color corrected the photo close to what I surmised would be more natural.
My next step was to e-mail the corrected image back to her to see if she might know what happened, and this is what she said… “something changed from one computer to the other. I know I was tweeking it on my laptop, but the color adjustments were obviously not good”. I also asked if I might post both images as a learning tool on the blog and she graciously said that would be OK.
So Diana… thanks for your involvement in the club and letting us all learn from this experience. This is what the club is all about. Women helping women to learn the ins and outs of photography. I think we have all had images where the color did not measure up for whatever reason but with digital, we can try to make corrections as needed.
And now… about the photo:
“I actually took this shot while I was in Atlanta over the weekend for a conference. It is of one of the gates into Centennial Olympic Park across from the CNN Center. I just liked the beautiful greenery and the abundant blooming flowers, and the gate and lamp post, but then realized that there are abundant lines as well!!! There are lines of the gate, both horizontal and vertical, as well as the various diagonal lines of the sidewalk blocks. I am calling it the Gateway to Springtime.”
First… let’s look at the photo with the skewed coloration:
Here is the photo with the color correction:
I personally think there are many lines here… the strong vertical lines of the fence which might stop you from going in, highlighted by the vertical lamp post, but then the open gate and the pathway leads you into the garden. This is beautifully composed and certainly illustrates how lines can be a very important part of your image.
Well done Diana! So great to have you in the club… you crazy woman!