Digging into the archive, I came across an image that I (ok…please forgive the following ego boosting statement) am truly proud of.
A storm had just passed the city and I decided it would be a good idea to venture out and photograph something in this calm. The rain had soaked the wooden tables as well as cleaned off the pot, leaves, branches, and even walls at the National Arboretum. In processing this photo, I wanted to make sure it came to as close as possible in terms of showing you how the moment captured seemed to me. Aside from saturating and playing with curves, not much was done to this image.
On this note, you’ll probably notice that not much is really done to my photographs. Aside from what I’ve already mentioned, converting them to black and white or straightening them out is something that I do every now and then, but I try to keep as close to reality (or at least my reality) as possible. I just don’t understand the concept of photographing something just so that it can get completely altered on photo editors. To me, it sort of takes the fun out of capturing THAT moment.
So yeah, there you have it…a little piece of pseudo-philosophical/technical mumbo jumbo on my part in trying to give you insight into how I take these photos.