Without an appropriate processing some images feel pale and insignificant. We do a direct comparison.
Before reporting on another customer project shortly,
we will once again devote a news to photography.
Certainly a high quality of the original image provides a good and important prerequisite
to use as many possibilities during the following image processing, which often extends over several stages.
But what turns a photograph into something special?
Well, in the end it is the experience of the viewer.
A good image will be remembered, touches or tells a story.
Crucial here are the location, the perspective, the moment, the subject,
the cut, the color scheme, the illumination.
Based on 3 shots that were taken during the
study trip to Portugal
we would like to briefly discuss some aspects of the processing.
Move the mouse over a picture to adjust the vertical incision line of the before-and-after comparison.
Batalha has 8536 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011) and is located about 120 kilometers in the north of Lisbon.
The town is known for the eponymous Batalha Monastery, Mosteiro de Santa Maria the da Vitoria ("Monastery of Saint Mary of Victories").
It was built between the 14th and 16th century and included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1983.
The picture was taken on a cloudy Wednesday afternoon.
To emphasize the radiance of the selected view the dynamic range of the image was significantly increased,
the distribution of brightness was optimized and the color values were corrected.
The original image without any adjustment of the cut
NazarÃ© is a Portuguese city located on the Atlantic in the subregion Oeste of the Region Centro and the historical Province of Estremadura,
about 100 km in the north of Lisbon.
It has 10,224 inhabitants (as of June 30, 2011) and an area of 42.2 kmÂ².
It is known as a fishing and tourism city and a place of pilgrimage.
The town of NazarÃ© consists of three districts, the two districts SÃtio and Pederneira and the modern district along the beach,
where by now most of the population lives.
The above picture was taken on early evening at that same beach.
The sunlight cast beautiful light cones on the sea, few people sat by the water.
The spontaneous snapshot shows heaped mounds of sand as well as a promotional item.
The adjustment of the cut was followed by an alignment of the contrasts, the lighting and the color scheme.
The result reflects the perceived romatic of the moment.
Ã“bidos is the name of a small town (Vila) and a county in the Portuguese Centro region of the subregion Oeste in the historic area of Extremadura. The place is known for its historic center completely surrounded by walkable city walls and flower-filled lanes.
At the main gate, which was built around 1380, a costumed elderly gentleman received us.
The thoughts began to wander: Who could this be? A personality associated with the city's history from long ago?
The answer was as simple as sobering: The elderly gentleman used his resemblance with "Gandalf" from "Lord of the Rings"
to catch a bit of attention as well as one or two cents.
By isolating the figure, by emphasizing and adapting the contours, by vignetting and changing to a distinct black and white view,
a slightly bizarre mystical image of a wizard was created with an almost seamless transition to the background.
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