Yesterday, I posted a couple of pictures comparing two views of Lima’s bay: one was taken at the beginning of January (very first weeks of summer here) while the other one was taken some days ago, in the middle of winter in the southern hemisphere. Two photos were compared: one taken with a Nikon Coolpix S2600 (January) and another one taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T3 (August). I mentioned that I edited and cropped them to make them look more interesting so today I wanted to share the original photos to contrast them with the final versions.
This one is the original photograph taken with the Nikon camera:
As can be seen, the diverse tonalities of green and blue are much more vivid in the edited version by saturating the color and modifying the contrast. The presence of the breakwaters and the boat is also highlighted by the edition.
This one is the photo taken with the Canon:
Probably it didn’t change as dramatically as the Nikon photo did; however, while the original is a bit plain in terms of colors (remember, it’s winter), the edited version soberly shows a small variety of green tonalities specially by the breakwaters. I remember that clouds were darker last winter, so although this winter has been colder than last year, the sky has also been a bit brighter.
Have fun photographing landscapes and editing the pictures. By playing around with the saturation, contrast, exposure, and cropping you can make your photographs look more intense!…