Find New Gems in Old Adventures
I'm guilty of culling photos too aggressively. I don't want to store every snap of the shutter and I'm focused more on moving forward than preserving the past. On the big trips I try to be a little more generous with what I preserve.
It has been a year since I visited Oregon and as I go back through the images, I realize that many of the photos that I gave up on correcting in post then, I am comfortable working with now. The result is a few new pictures to share.
The above image challenged me because the fog begs to be over exposed and desaturated. That isn't consistent with my standard edits. The left side of the image is a little blue and the right side of the image is more white. My usual adjustments yield goofy results because this is not a vibrant and contrasty image.
The bottom image just needed to be warmed up. A year ago, I didn't feel comfortable messing with the temperature slider if white balance didn't come out right. This is also an image, I'd look past just because it is a little busy.
This is an indication that I've become a little better at photo editing in the last year. Sure, putting the project down and looking at it with fresh eyes has helped but spending another year with Lightroom and looking at the work of other photographers has to have made a difference as well. I'll do a better job of holding onto more RAW files instead of just JPGs for the purpose of revisiting them.