Interestingly enough, last night and this morning I received multiple e-mails regarding Sunday’s photos. Questions on processing, things folks didn’t like (some haloing), stuff folks did like (the results with Topaz) and a few other comments to boot. To my surprise, the post generated more than 10 direct e-mail questions. That’s a lot of questions on a single post.
At Scott Kelby’s site I think he’s got 10 comments on most posts within an hour of posting. For here, that much comment and inquiry in under 24 hours is pretty cool.
So, I wanted to show you the 0EV totally unedited shots that went into what you saw in yesterday’s post. Why? Then you can see what’s coming out without any manipulation, HDR, etc.
I also want to explain the process here at the blog just so people understand what’s going up. See, what’s hitting the blog is normally not what I’m printing, or what I’ve settled on. You could say the blog is by the seat of my pants.
What do I mean?
- Normally I’ll travel somewhere and take pictures. The trip usually takes the whole day and when I return I’m really beat.
- I offload photos almost immediately when I get home.
- A light sort occurs. The really super bad stuff gets deleted.
- A few random photos get selected for a first round of toying.
- I’ll toy with the shots, HDR, Photoshop, etc. Just playing with the initial concept I had while shooting the scene.
- The photos will be exported to my web folder.
- I’ll zing out a blog post in 15 – 20 minutes.
That’s the standard process for the blog. By the seat of my pants. Review posts, podcasts, and the rest get more attention of course, and sometimes take a few days to put together. But the standard post is on the fly. It’s a blog, not a magazine. You can do that with a blog. 🙂
So, without further delay, here’s the rest of the un-touched shots that tie right back to Sunday’s post.