I’m noticing that some of my older pictures aren’t looking like I thought they did when I processed them. As I grow as a photographer and a post processor, I notice things about my old pictures that I don’t care for. I really knew very little about how to handle images back then. Not that I’m an expert now, but I do understand some basics that I didn’t know about before.
Below is a picture of Mosquito Lake in California originally taken in July 2011. The top image shows the original processing, and the one below I reprocessed just a few minutes ago. (Note: I reprocessed from a jpeg as I did not have the original raw image to work from.) The reprocessing consisted of correcting color cast through a channel mask, enhancing details, lightening shadows and adding a Graduated Neutral Density filter. Soon I’ll be back out taking more pics…in the meantime…..