Week 14 Withered Flower Edited {living outside the stacks}

Week 14: Withered Flower


Edited in Lightroom with High Contrast Black Preset

2018 saw the introduction of a new 52 week photography project, which has me totally excited. This year I want to really step out creatively and learn/practice new skills. I’d also really like to do more than just make photos of my morning coffee, although I do enjoy that. So this year I’ve started sharing my favorite photo of the week with either a story or a quote to go along with it.

Recently, I was asked if I could show the original image along with the edited image, so, yeah, absolutely…

Here it is, straight out of camera {SOOC}:

Week 14 Withered Flower Unedited {living outside the stacks}


Nikon D7500 | 35mm | f/16 | 1/320 | ISO 200

I took this picture on the side of my house around 3:45 PM. This area is an open sun area, which means that it gets a lot of light depending upon the time of day. Yesterday was a little overcast, with peeks of sun. And, since I prefer to work in natural light, this was just perfect for me. I intentionally underexposed the picture because I knew I was going to convert the image to black and white and I wanted to be able to add some drama, which I think I did…

 Week 14 Withered Flower Edited Cropped and Rotated {living outside the stacks}


Edited in Lightroom with High Contrast Black Preset, Cropped, and Rotated

Learning photography is a process of growth and change and development and trial and error and everything in between. Over the years, I’ve watched my style change and, quite honestly, it used to freak me out. I used to look at the photographers that I follow on Instagram and I’d think wow, their style is so consistent, I’m all over the place. Now I accept that my style is eclectic. Like me. There are times when I like things all bright and airy, like the picture posted here. And there are times when moody edits, like the one above, appeal to me.

Happy Snapping,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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