The title maybe misleading as this will not become a weekly feature, but I thought it was catchy. I have written before how I generally know how I am going to process a shot as my finger hits the shutter. I will think about the colours, dynamic rage, composition and then how I want the image to feel; happy, thoughtful, zany etc. With the shots below I was so involved in the picture taking process I wasn’t thinking about how I would process them. Although both images are not the same they were taken in the same burst and goes to show how much you do move between frames.
The first picture is colour; I loved the saturated green flowing between the highlights and shadows. The focus is sharp on the dew and you can see the reflection of the grass in the dew.
With the black and white version the focus was also on the dew drop and I have also captured the reflection of the grass. I like how the grass is less contrasted than what is seen through the droplet. The desaturated area acts like a vignette directing the viewer’s attention to the drop of dew.
Personally I think I like the black and white version more because it has a stronger composition, yet I really like the colours in the first version. Let me know in the comments which one you prefer.
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