Edits and ReEdits.
Yesterday I visited Rhyll Wetlands early in the morning. The wetlands is very different to my usual epic seascape location. I had to hunt much harder for a shot and think differently about my shots than usual. When I returned home I struggled a little editing the shots. I was looking for an unusual edit or something different to give the shots more drama or interest.

Late last night, I went back to the photos taken in the morning and realised I had probably gone down the wrong track with the editing. I re-edited a few photos and compared to the others. I like the newer edits better (at least right now) but I’ll keep the first lot of edits too.

The purpose of this ramble is to recommend re-visiting your shots from time to time. I know my mood dictates the look and feel of the edited shots. From the same morning I now have photos that have an ‘edgy’ feel as well as ones edited late last night that are more ‘serene’.

Here’s a few examples. The first image is the re-edited late night version, the second is my more edgy afternoon edits. The last image was one I overlooked originally and ‘discovered’ last night and liked for it’s very calm serene feel. Here again, I think mood influenced my view about the shots from the morning. I’ll probably jump between the two edited styles depending on how I feel. Out of curiosity, which do you prefer?










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4 thoughts on “Edits and ReEdits….

  • January 11, 2017 at 10:41 am
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    moody is cool as long as there isn’t much sky as it can then be a little too hdr. … ish. moody suits the marshy/moor look … i’m learning to edit then stack my shots in Lr with the last edit on top , that way i don’t toss the original shots and I can have another go with a new tool as and when they pop up … favs are worth a new look 😎NIK is interesting.

    • January 11, 2017 at 11:16 am
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      Thanks mate. I usually create multiple virtual copies in LR and have several different edits for the same shot. I do use NIK especially the Dfine module for removing noise from astro shots. Great tools.

  • January 11, 2017 at 6:09 pm
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    I love the bluish look (presume WB/Temp tweaking) as that to me gives the aura of relaxation and serenity.

    • January 13, 2017 at 6:16 am
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      Leo, thanks for the feedback. I agree with you 🙂

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