When we were at the swamp last Sunday, there was that fog and I wanted to capture a beautiful picture of the sunrise with rays of the sun shining through the fog. Right before we were going to leave, I snapped this shot. Honestly, I didn’t think of it as of a keeper, but I decided to give it a chance. This post is about the transformation I made to this shot in post-processing. I fully edited it in ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) and I’m going to share all of my steps here.
We got up early this Sunday. There were still some belated stars shining as all 5 of us set in the car and rushed towards the swamp to meet the sunrise.
I scouted another close-to-home location today. I wanted to see how our forest looks without leaves. Well, the answer is — good, very good. I love the neutral colours of the backdrop it makes. I love subtle greens and browns. It can make any colour pop. Especially the peachy colours of skin.
And it also feels good. Like the one from the stories about Hedgehog and Little Bear by Sergey Kozlov.
А ещё в лесу просто приятно быть. Он прямо как из сказок про Ёжика и Медвежонка.
We had some business to attend to yesterday in Veronica’s kindergarten with Marge, so I used this opportunity to take some pictures of it with Marge. It’ll be her kindergarten as well. I like that she already knows the building and the people. It should be easier for her to start when the time will come.
Here’s a quick update about Anastasia, who still reads everywhere, and about what you can do with a simple location without driving any far.
А также о том, что для съёмок далеко ездить не обязательно.
There is an accident that I can’t stop thinking about. There are a lot of sad things in the world that happen every day, but only some of them can be changed.
There is a Latvian woman who lost her daughter five years ago to the social services of another European country, where her family had been immigrated earlier. I intentionally don’t name the country, as it really doesn’t matter. I believe that cruel and mean people are evenly spread around the world.
That woman made an insignificant mistake that turned to be the biggest mistake of her life. Her child being only 2 years old was taken away from her by force and she’s still fighting to bring her back.
I made a fabulous discovery today. I found out that my EF-S mount 30 mm lens (the Sigma Art), which is made for crop-factor cameras, actually CAN be attached to my full-frame! And it works totally fine. It’s fast and accurate, colours are as bright as they should be. The only issue is a tad of vignetting in the corners which, in fact, I LOVE! So it’s more like an awesome effect to me rather than a drawback. And I also love the distortion I get and the wide angle. It’s a totally new opportunity for my full-frame, and I’m over the moon about it! I feel like I have one more perspective with it!