(cheating) shadow play

“There is strong shadow where there is much light”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


This post is a piece of *failed* homework.

The intention, to recreate the brilliance of this week’s Imagecraft Bootcamp – Shadow Recovery hosted by Mitch and Lucille.

My first challenge was to find a photo worth recovering – then I found this one, a memorable sunset over the rooftops of Amsterdam, taken on a very happy Photo 101 “meeting” earlier this year.  There was alcohol involved hence the very poor quality of the original shot.

The second challenge was to edit the original shot in Lightroom CC following Mitch’s detailed instructions.

Of course, I am hopeless at following instructions, and, in common with many men, rarely ask for directions.

So, I gave up, and cheated by pushing the darkened image through HDR Efex Pro 2.

Not happy with the result particularly but at least my effort is better than the old *the dog ate my homework*.

Will try harder next time.

I promise.

(shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO200, 1/250s at f/8.0, edited in Lightroom CC and HDR Efex Pro 2)

intricate (eye)

                        “the soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter - in the eye” 
                                                                                                           ― charlotte brontë, jane eyre 


(eye -bar restaurant, ijpromenade 1, amsterdam)

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – intricate)

(also for lucile’s photo101 rehab, with thanks…)

*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens at 1/250s and f/8, edited in lightroom cc and silver efex pro 2, eye’s left*

intricate on belgianstreets

intricate on belgianstreets