Photography Archive Invasion Project – Week seven

Here I am going to the black and white again. This was shot at Mountsberg conservation area a few years ago. I find the black and white makes the image stronger for some reason. Leave a comment on what you like better!

This project allows me to take a mediocre image (at best) from my archive and try to edit it so it looks good. I plan on doing one image a week for now and see how things go. This project forces me to go through all of those old images in my archive and sharpens my editing skills.

I have tried to come up with an original personal project for some time now and believe this is the one for me. If you are a photographer reading this hopefully it inspires you to attempt an original personal project of your own.

Here is the criteria I am using for this project:

  1. The original image must not be from a client shoot
  2. The image must look ok, not great
  3. I only get 10 minutes to edit the image (In one program only)



Posted on January 12, 2015 in Blog, Photography Archive Invasion Project

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Responses (2)

  1. Scott Barrie
    January 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm · Reply

    Hi Tim, This worked fine for me in colour, but the change to black and white is good, too. It emphasizes the texture in the horse’s face and mane. I liked that you cropped out the other horse and the object (helmet?). However, the way you’ve cropped it has left the horse in the centre/centre-right of the picture which leaves a fair amount of distracting dead space on the left of frame. I think it might have been stronger to crop a lot of that out as well. You might consider cropping it into a portrait orientation (vertical) to strengthen the composition. A side effect of desaturating the shot is that the leaves behind the horse’s ear and above its mane have become a little hot. Toning them down a little bit would make them a little less distracting. I like that the image has been sharpened a little to increase the detail. Nice portrait.

    • Tim Piche
      January 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm · Reply

      As always your comment is appreciated! I agree with changing the orientation as well but did not think about it while editing.

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