I get as much enjoyment out of the post processing part of digital photography, spend as much time trying to keep up with the developments in the digital darkroom as with the cameras themselves.
I think that with so many people out there taking photos nowadays, we all need some other strings to our bows to get noticed.
So, this section on my site will cover a bit of that, and look under the bonnet at some of the pieces that I create.
6th January 2023
Wolf Moon faked
All the clouds around meant it wasn't looking likely this full moon wasn't going to show for me in January, so, for a bit of fun and in response to some of the god awful faked moon pics that do the rounds every four weeks, I thought I'd have a go at one and get it out of my system.
Had a wander around Larbert Loch up near the hospital just before the moonrise, and had taken a few shots. And, with a shot of last month's full moon setting over the Ochil Hills I had the images ready to go.
The final image here, very much only the two images, some custom brushes and a bit of colour grading and stuff. Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet the only tools (and some Genesis - Trick of The Tail playing in the background. Don't you DARE judge...)
The images below show the creative process taken to get to the image above - with some scribblings and captions to cover and try to explain the steps taken.