Below is one more image from my Lake Merritt outing the other day. I have to say that I totally enjoy taking architecture photos whether it be closer up or in a cityscape like this and need to do more of it. There is something really fun about figuring out how to compose the shot with buildings in a skyline like this, what settings to use and how to present the image uniquely in Photoshop.
For this image I didn’t use any plug-in filters, only photoshop. I’m learning how to achieve a lot of those preset looks myself which is really fun because one filter preset usually contains several individual effects in Photoshop.
In any case, what I’ve learned is that I really have to be myself when it comes to processing photos. When I’m smiling and getting excited about the direction I’m going in processing a photo, that’s where I need to stay instead of thinking “oh, will people think this is too much?” or “I need to hold back”. While every image doesn’t work nor appeal to everyone, the more I push in the direction that makes me happy, the more I know I’m on the right track. Full steam ahead I say! (insert train whistle noise)
Hope you all have a fantastic day!