Gerard had a great request that I show the before and after of this image.
The "Before" (original shot) is on the top. And the "After" (Snapseed version) is on the bottom. I am very Sorry about the smaller size of these comparison images. I used Collage Creator to do this and it is a VERY basic and limited tool (and I am not very skilled with it yet). But, the price is right - it is a free (no charge) App .
Anyway, as you can see, the edited/processed version just has a litlle less highlight in the glary sky and some toning correction, and less shadows in the darker areas so we can see better, and a bit more detail. Anyway, that's it. The environmental color that day was really just like this - kind of a hazy but mellow sky.
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire