One A Day – 525 – Random

Floating Fall Leaves
Floating Fall Leaves

Long Time Friends
Long Time Friends

Beacon
Beacon

Bottle of Blues
Bottle of Blues

  • Las Americas, Amati Cafe, Centro Histórico
  • Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • September 5, 16, 19, & 25, 2014
  • Copyright, all rights reserved

A random bunch of tone-mapped singles I’ve accumulated over the past month. One, “Bottle of Blues,” is a redo of a previous entry with tone-mapping. And one, “Floating Fall Leaves.” is from my iPad. It was taken this morning on my patio after a night of rain. The leaves are literally floating in a pool of water that was backed up by a drain that is clogged with leaves. We have sort of a conflicted fall in Mexico. On one hand the summer rains bring green hills and flowers. On the other hand, the fall doesn’t really bring cold, but the abundance of rain does bring some leaves down and the grasses are pretty much done for the year.

I feel like I am beginning to get a handle on styles that work for scenes when using tone-mapping. To me, “Floating Fall Leaves” is sort of a pen and ink that has been filled in with water colors. “Long Time Friends” is similar to an oil painting but like “Beacon” it has way more detail than most painters will attempt. “Bottle of Blues” has a chalky, loose feel – which is exactly what I wanted. Finding a style for a photo is a nice exercise. Because I always post process, it is something I am always doing, but now with more choices. Hmmm. Maybe this is not such a good thing.

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