I've always been a SOOC (straight out of the camera - learned that lingo from blogger Mama Bird recently) kind of blogger. Not because I'm a purist, just didn't know any better. No kidding, I just found out within the last few weeks about cropping photos and fixing red-eye. But, a recent discussion about digitally tinkering with photos over at Sierra Nevada Ramblings gave me the idea to try it for the very first time.
For example, last night the sunset was cloudless and kind of colorless. Didn't stop me from taking pictures of it. This is how it actually looked. Kind of pretty in its own way. Almost a purplish tint to that gray sky.
THIS is how it looked after I added some 'warm tint' to it.
The stark branches were interesting shapes in the dusk.
It looks like the sky in the background is getting duskier and more purple but it was really only me darkening it up
and adding a bluer tint.
Night fell and without the flash this last picture was too dark for recognition. I almost deleted it. But with a little lightening up of the background....this ugly thing appeared.
So, who thinks I should just be a purist? That would be me. Well, if I post any tinkered pics I'll admit it. But, if unlike me, anyone else is having better luck getting their tinkered photos to look better than the natural ones, please have at it. I like to look at PRETTY pictures.