Last week I went out to a conservancy area near here for a short walk. It was one of the first warm, sunny days we’ve had this spring. It was pleasant, although I misjudged my time and had to leave too soon for an appointment. At any rate, I found a few photos and it felt good to be outside.
When I take pictures like this, though, I often think that it needs a nude to give it focus. While this photo is nice, that’s about all it really is; just a more or less fair record of my being there. But with a figure, it would be very different. Depending on where she was placed, the composition could go in many directions. Too, this is a fairly straightforward processing; mainly some luminance adjustments and a hair of cross-processing. With a figure, a more aggressive processing could give it some helpful edginess. But I still haven’t figured out the working with a collaborator thing yet. So I end up with a lot of images that I feel could be better with the addition of a person. At least I’m working out the technical details of different light, DOF, etc.