Thursday, June 4, 2009

Playing with Old Shots

I was digging through some old shots, and found this one from when I was in South Africa. It's of the coastline, and I can remember when I took it. It was a dreary weather day, but the ocean was still so utterly beautiful in it's power.

One of my issues with my old photos is that I'm just now scanning them and getting them on the computer, and in doing so, I can see them in much more detail. This is a good thing, and a bad thing. For this particular picture, I love the colors and the ocean spray...but I now notice a bit of a discoloration or verticle smudge on the left side.
SACoastline
If you can't see it there, just click on the photo and you'll get a larger version where you can;t miss it.

However, in removing all the color from the photo, and playing with the lighting, it almost disappears. :)

SACoastline_B&W

2 comments:

Lynn Viehl said...

If you're scanning a physical photo, it might be your scanner. Sometimes mine scanner blips and doesn't copy the photo exactly; most often I get hash or grid marks almost like the unit stuttered across the image instead of scanning it smoothly.

It's still an amazing shot. I love seascapes, in color or B&W.

Sasha White said...

I'll have to try rescanning it. I never really thought it of it that way, especially since the photo/negative itself is over 5 years old. Thanks for the tip!