Here is my first attempt to edit a shot to present two versions of it. I am not as adept at using lights, but I hoped to create a sense of mystery with the darkened version of a shot I took of a clubhouse swimming pool that was ablazed with Christmas lights. I thought that darkening, and using a stronger contrast and higher saturation of colors would get the effect of mystery I wanted, at the same time hide the fact I wasn’t able to capture the glitter in those Christmas lights.
Then, I lightened the shot by softening the contrast and brightening it more…the effect is indeed a dramatic contrast with the ‘air of mystery’ in the darkened version.
Here is my response to Photography 101: The Natural World
The Moon on its Solitary Trek in the Night Sky…is my interpretation of Solitude
On out of town trips, nothing gives me more pleasure than the ride itself for I get to admire the varying scenes of nature that we pass by, especially rustic landscapes of the countryside. Quiet roads and local street scenes fascinate me much, just like this street view leading to a modern subdivision down south of Manila, which is the subject of my post in response to Photography 101: Street
Home, as they say, is where the heart is — and for me, that would mean any place as long as nurturing love and care abound. Thus, aside from my family and the comfort food we enjoy, I also see pets and plants as symbolic of Home, for these elements of Mother Nature nourish my spirit, my soul in so many ways as I nurture and care for them. Through pet animals and plants, I enjoin myself with God’s creation, so in that way, I nurture my own spirituality as well…
These are photos I took of my pet cat and some plants I have around in my simple abode using my phone camera and an app for making photo collages.