Day 3, B&W Photo Challenge

For my third photo in the five day challenge, I chose to reprocess “The Wait” in Lightroom (if you’re following along, you know that I’m transitioning from Apple Aperture to Adobe Lightroom). It’s a much lower contrast image than the previous two I’ve posted for the b&w challenge.

Two things attracted me to the scene; It’s moodiness, and the way the crop lines draw you toward the trees, and then beyond into the murky distance.¬†Technically, there is nothing outstanding about the photo. It is all about being at the right place at the right time and composing an image that works. Lightroom edged out Aperture in its processing of the image; With it, I was able to replicate the moodiness of the scene, while gaining some clarity in the foreground and grain sheds.

For those who may be interested, my mind’s eye converted the dark atmosphere in the sky with little coaxing – the shades of grey and blue were easy to manipulate for full impact in the final image. (when working in b&w, adjusting blue tones is a sure recipe for changing the mood for a photo).
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Mark Iocchelli is an Edmonton, Alberta, Canada fine art photographer specializing in images of the Canadian prairies, urbex (urban exploration), rural decay, homesteads, abandoned farm houses, barns, automobiles and machinery. Signed, limited edition prints of the images you see here are available upon request.

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