Enhancing, Destroying – or Just For Fun?

I have been playing around with Photoshop, and Nik filters. I wanted to show this little island, Tylö, in three different interpretations. In the first picture – in the header – it lies hidden in a haze, seen from the attic window of the hotel building.

In the second one, you see it in a B&W conversion, a bit old style, with only the sea in front and behind …

…and in the last picture, you see the island the way I did through my camera lens.

It is not the same picture, but the same island photographed. I would love to hear your thoughts and reflections: Which interpretation do you prefer? Why? What feeling/mood comes up when you look at one of these pictures?

Do you like to enhance/change your own pictures much before posting, or should they go as true and ”natural” as possible?

Wish you a great weekend!


21 reaktioner på ”Enhancing, Destroying – or Just For Fun?

  1. I like the top one … through the window, love the softness in it. The other two??? Nothing wrong with the images, I think the color image is too intense in colors and the black and white, a depressing mood. I can play around with color images and make them B&W at times, not all images are suitable for that – reverse B&W can be very effective. Otherwise, I rarely play around.

  2. I like the mystery of the first image. For a long time I thought my photographs should be natural, but in the last couple of years I have given myself permission to let go of that idea. I still don’t think an element like a sky should be changed to enhance a supposedly natural photo, but I love seeing how manipulation or enhancements can change how I see an image. I have been experimenting with various presets and programs other than Lightroom. Happy weekend!

    • I agree with you, Marie. Somehow I still have mixed feelings when I enjoy manipulating photos, but I try to think of it as a fun hobby, and when the results surprise me in a positive way – I like it. I believe it is the same with drawing and painting for example. Starting with sticking to reality will sooner or later bring your curiosity to work in other ways.
      Have a great weekend!

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