Stefan Steinmann: Breaking my rules
In the article I want to tell you something about the sentence: Never say never.
Before mid of November it was really the fact that all my pictures were not manipulated by Photoshop. Of cause I sometimes adjusted the brightness and the contrast, I “stamped” some small splashes away but these actions I will call normal picture development. In addition I did some picture composing where I merged some phases of a water drop together, like the moment when a drop hits the water surface or when a second drop hits the pillar of the first drop. But in these pictures it was obviously that the picture was a combination of several pictures.
By mid of November we decided that we need a new picture in our entrance hall in our house, after short consideration we decided to take one of my water drops pictures to print them by 60 by 80cm, the difficulty was, that all my the pictures (and I have a lot), had not the right color to harmonize either with a second picture or with the furniture in our hall. According to my wife all the pictures I have are no goes.
Due to the fact that currently I do not have all the time I need to take water drop pictures, I decided to do the changes in Photoshop and by going this way I decided to form the drops a little bit to my vision.
Below you can see the 3 base pictures, these are original pictures converted from the raw format.
Below you can see the finished modify picture. Of cause the colors is manually adjusted and it is not an original drop but I think if I don’t sell it as an “one shot original” it is Ok even to change some bits and pieces in Photoshop.
I hope with the articles I wrote this year I awake the your “love” to the drop photography and I am locking forward to see some drop pictures in the web.
I wish you a merry Xmas and a happy new year.
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