Two Sides of the Same Photo
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Dark -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 340 mm — 1/500 sec, f/4.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Dark
Bright -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 340 mm — 1/500 sec, f/4.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Bright
Original -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 340 mm — 1/500 sec, f/4.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Original

I've been down with an upper-respiratory infection all weekend, only today realizing that it's not just a cold, so only today I'm finally on some antibiotics. So just a light post today...

While fishing around my Lightroom library for the photo at the end of yesterday's post, I came across another photo taken from the same location (the Imadegawa bridge over the Kamo River) of the bridge itself. It has some simple modern “stone lantern” type things at intervals that I think are pretty, but the ugly city backgrounds make it impossible for me to do much with them photographically.

But I had apparently played with the develop settings on this one in Lightroom, coming up with two opposing views derived from the same original.

This calls to mind posts from two and a half years ago (is Lightroom really that old already?) “Freaky Raw Processing: From Sunset to Moonrise with Adobe Lightroom”, and “Freaky “Artsy” Sharpening with Lightroom”, and from three years ago, “Photoshop’s Darken Blend Mode

The better one is a photographer, the less one needs to do during post processing, but that doesn't mean that post processing still can't be an outlet for further artistic adventures.

(That being said, I don't claim that there's anything artistic on this post... just something I ran across yesterday and found interesting.)


All 6 comments so far, oldest first...

It is that time of year again here too..when everyone is sneezing, coughing and down with ear or throat infections. Hope you feel better soon!

— comment by Sonal, MN on September 30th, 2009 at 2:55am JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I love the effects of the edited pic.. lovely!

— comment by leon koh on October 1st, 2009 at 4:14pm JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

wonderfull…. may be with lightroom?

Of course. Playing around with the sliders in Develop makes for all kinds of discovery. —Jeffrey

— comment by depannage informatique on October 3rd, 2009 at 1:05am JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I love the B&W version!

Joe

— comment by Joe on October 4th, 2009 at 2:18am JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

It’s been some time now since your last post. Hope you feel better soon and come back !

— comment by Laurent on October 4th, 2009 at 6:20pm JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

The dark(B&W) one looked nice!

Mie,Japan

— comment by Shah on October 7th, 2009 at 11:43am JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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