Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

One Fall Day August 16, 2008

October 21, 2007

I’ve been trying to go through folders and folders of photos I never had a chance to finish editing (some go back to early 2007 believe it or not).  As I look through them I saw my taste and skill level significantly changed and some photos that appealed to me back then..no longer do.

I opened up a folder from October 21, 2007 that I had mostly edited a majority of the photos, within, and decided that I would go through it one more time.  I wanted to see if anything else was worthy of being worked on and then consider that folder “case closed.”

As I was quickly flipping through the photos in the folder I came across the photo below (and almost passed it right by) and something made me go back to it.  If you saw the original you’d probably have passed it right by too because it really looked kind of bad.

Something told me that I might be able to make something out of the photo that I would really love.  I think it was the way the trees lined up in the composition that caught my eye and the fence line in the distance to the right.

I spent about 30 minutes editing the photo, experimenting the whole time and in the end this is what I came up with. I’m happy I didn’t pass this photo by as junk because I’m so pleased with how I was able to transform it from the *original.

*I was going to show the original but it’s VERY VERY bad…so I squashed that idea quickly.  Instead I leave you with just the finished project:

(click to view larger)

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9 Responses to “One Fall Day”

  1. it’s a deep shot Jen…looks mysterious the way you processed it. I’m scared to look back into my collections of the earlier photos I shot. Good for you for doing this!

  2. Enigma3 Says:

    Jen,

    It was worth the 30 minute editing. The photo looks good because you found just the right tone for it.

  3. Oscar Says:

    I loved the original photo as I love this one. Yes you have gotten even better at your craft, but the eyes for shots are great as they’ve always been! Luv ya!

  4. Mike Palmer Says:

    Great edit R2 – I like the desaturated look you gave it

  5. Banjo Bob Says:

    I will be up and running soon. I checked your site a few times during the summer and really like what your doing with textures. Very cool.
    Bob

  6. Jen Says:

    Heather – you’d be surprised what you’ll find if you go back to the archives! You’re processing ideas change through time so I bet you’d process something even better today then you would’ve back then! Give it a try. 🙂

    Wolf, Gordy, Mike, & Meleah – Thank you! 🙂

    Bob – glad to see you back. Looking forward to seeing you back up and running!

  7. suehenryphotography Says:

    Wonderful tones and contrasts in this. Every once in a while I look back a bit too. You are so right in that we learn new techniques nearly daily; techniques to enhance our images. Very nice image you’ve shared today.

  8. shank Says:

    the view is very good looking.the 30 min. is not bad ya . if u wanted to change anything use the photo shop tools.
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    shank


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