Been learning a few new techniques for post-editing one's photographs. Ansel Adams stated that good photographs are taken, great ones are made. He was known to spend hours and hours in the darkroom using chemicals and lights to tweak his photos until he was satisfied.
Today we spend hours and hours staring at a computer screen striving to achieve Ansel's look... frequently falling short in the process.
Here are few of my latest efforts to master the craft of post-editing... enjoy and critique at will.
First what I call street portraits,
or photos of people busy doing other things.
Some of which you have seen, before I spent more time with them, tweaking.
Eagle Feather Warrior
Watching the older ones dance
Posed Photos or people posing for photographers
Title: Chatter in the dark... or GRIT.
I think I like GRIT better.
Giving them the eye
The Real McCoy
To me what is most interesting are comments strangers will make.
On a hot dusty side street in Mora, New Mexico...
...this old sheepherder replied, when I asked how he was doing..." Waiting to die."
People are most interesting creatures.