Inside the Photo
Do you believe in silver linings inside clouds? Half full glasses? Making lemon-aide out of life’s lemons?
On this day at a skate park in Welland Ontario, I accidentally flipped the shooting mode from Aperture Priority (which I use almost all the time) to Manual. And as thus, I horribly over exposed some interesting photos of shoes tossed over a telephone line, e.g. Shoe Tossing, Shoefitti. The reasons for this are wide open to guessing.
When I later reviewed my photos, I was sad to see my mistake. They were overexposed by at least 5 or 6 stops.
What can you do? Well, shooting in RAW format gives a a far bit of latitude, so I cranked up the exposure, the contrast, and the saturation in Aperture (the software, not the camera). I am quite pleased at the surrealistic feel to these images. It fits the subject.
Even when you screw up a photo, you have an opportunity to re-imagine it.