Back in January, I joined a group of amazing photographers from The Bloom Forum to challenge ourselves by posting weekly images according to a theme. Some weeks have been harder than others to interpret, and there’s always been the challenge of time (or should I say not enough time) to “get out there” and get the image especially during busy weeks.
This week’s theme is As is or SOOC which means “straight out of camera.” No adjustments, no anything. I did take a quite a few random and not so random shots over the last two or three weeks, and most of them are still sitting in their RAW state on my hard drive. So I went through a few folders last night looking for some keepers and found these two.
This first one was taken back on November 13 at Durante Park just after the sun went down. I shot in manual wide open at f/2.8, with a shutter speed of 1/80 and and ISO of 640. According to my histogram, I was pretty spot on with my exposure, but it’s very cool in temperature and needs to be warmed up and brightened up.
Here’s the edited image…..I brought it back into ACR and made a couple of minor adjustments, then into Photoshop where I added a few other layer adjustments and applied a couple of actions.
What are my favorite SOOC shots? Silhouettes at sunset. Very little editing needed, except for one or two layer adjustments for color to bring out the brilliant sky. The manual settings for this shot taken on November 17 were aperature f/3.5, shutter speed 1/3200, and ISO 640. By metering off the sky, I retained my exposure of the sky while my son became dark.
The edited version – just a punch of color and a straightening of the horizon.
Please continue of to see what the fabulous Erin Norman, Las Vegas Photographer, has for this week’s theme – I love her work! And if you stop by, please let us know by leaving a comment….we love them!