Saturday, August 23, 2008

On the Horizon

4 comments:

b13 said...

how do you get such awesome shots such as these? Is post work involved? I love it!

Rick Lee said...

As I have said before, every single photo I publish goes through Photoshop before you see it. Some are just cropped and some get more extensive work. Correction for density... color corrections, sharpening... you name it. The file that comes out of the camera is raw material for the finished photo, just as the negative that Ansel Adams shot was raw material for him to create a great photo in the darkroom. The photographic process is not finished at the moment the shutter is released. This was as true in the chemical age as it is in the digital age. This photo, as you can tell was kinda radically cropped which I think really improved it a lot. There was a LOT of extra space at the top and bottom and it was crooked too. Some burning at the top improved the color.

westvirginiajanis said...

Please provide the location of your beautiful photo. I love knowing where photos were taken, especially when they were shot in WV!!!!!!

West Virginia Janis

Rick Lee said...

Somewhere between Charles Town and Morgantown, WV driving west into the setting sun. It could be either West Virginia or Maryland... not sure.. but according to the time stamp on the file, I'd say it was in WV near Morgantown.