One of the best things that I have found about blogging is getting a whole heap of feedback, including real constructive criticism.
To my mind this has to be great for a bit of creativity and encourages one to play around. Many of my posts I half cringe at now and think “What was I doing putting that up there?”, but that is all part of the journey. So with this post I wanted to say thanks to you all for your suggestions.
This post itself has arisen as a result of feedback provided by “Didonablog” following my September post “A Different Direction“. She suggested a tighter crop to remove the sky and placing in a purple tinge.
Well I tried the tighter crop and yes I think it works a lot better by removing the sky (but retaining the lamplights on the bridge).
I then tried using Lightroom to alter the white balance and individual colours to get a slight violet tinge, but alas the result did not please me. So I carried on playing with settings in the digital darkroom and liked the slightly golden effect I obtained for the photograph below:
Of course there are a zillion settings and not everyone is going to have the same preferences – that is art after all. However, the feedback, the encouragement to explore, try new things is something that I like best about blogging.
So thank you so much Didonablog and I would be interested on your views on the beauty of blogging.
For those interested, here is the original photograph: