I’ve been compiling my sky photos and I have a few sunsets that I would like to share because I’m in a sunset kind of mood.
I don’t really know what that is exactly, but I’m going with it.
Neat-o stormy sunset. The lower clouds look like kind of like mountains.
I don’t have the photo editing software that I hope to become super handy with just yet, so I am just using the standard Microsoft Office photo editor. It’s amazing to me to see how much even this basic software program can do to enhance a photo.
This was a dreamy sunset last week, unedited.
And here it is with a basic autocorrect in my photo editing program.
I love the softness of the original.
But the editing sure does add some drama.
I haven’t decided how I feel about photo editing just yet. They’re great for portraits, but with photos of nature where you are trying to portray a scene as it was in reality, I almost feel like a fraud if I edit the photo.
Editing can make a good photo great, but it does it compromise its integrity?
I don’t know.
But I do know that I like sunsets, edited and unedited.
I guess it comes down to deciding if I am a photographer or a photojournalist.
This makes me sleepy.
Way too much deep thinking for a Friday night.
Y’all sleep tight,
I feel the same way about editing nature photos. Feels like cheating. I suppose it depends on how nice of a camera its taken with too. I like your last photo the best. I love the sky… ♥
me too! I am obsessed.
Fantastic shots ! Really amazing! =)
I agree about the editing–while sometimes it really helps a photo “pop,” I almost feel like I’m cheating & it’s not an accurate representation of the quality of photos I take (it makes it look better!! haha). Still, professionals use editing software all the time. I suppose it’s just another tool in the photography world these days. But either way, edited or unedited, those sunsets you captured are beautiful!
thank you! It’s definitely a tough call.
If you want to relieve your conscience of editing nature shots,,but still want the POP.. over expose the shot by 1 fstop…it will pop those pretty corals and blues and leave you feeling better about not editing natures beauty 😉 I love sunset photos too.
thank you for the tip! I will definitely give that a try 🙂