Taking the mundane…

…photo that you thought was good, but turned out to be just a so-so image might have much more going for it if you look at it differently. Ask yourself why you made it in the first place? What were the elements that interested you to start. Spring shadows

This image from Middlebury had strength but in color lost everything because most of the striking parts of the photo blended into the general image. The middle tones detracted from the important lines.



By reducing the image to grayscale, then dropping out the mid-range tones, the strong elements that caught my eye in the beginning become the focus of the photo and lead the eye into the photo.
Now you can see the potential for a wonderful pen or brush and ink.


Spring shadows 01South Pleasant St. Middlebury Vermont 05/11/2009


About Vermont Woodchuck

Professional Photojournalist since 1969 with a BFA from SUNY Purchase 1979-Visual Arts. I despise advocacy news journalism. Every photojournalist should be prepared to show their camera RAW images of news events. Reason: RAW images cannot be altered no matter what is done to the finished product.
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