Edits and ReEdits.
Yesterday I visited Rhyll Wetlands early in the morning. The wetlands is very different to my usual epic seascape location. I had to hunt much harder for a shot and think differently about my shots than usual. When I returned home I struggled a little editing the shots. I was looking for an unusual edit or something different to give the shots more drama or interest.
Late last night, I went back to the photos taken in the morning and realised I had probably gone down the wrong track with the editing. I re-edited a few photos and compared to the others. I like the newer edits better (at least right now) but I’ll keep the first lot of edits too.
The purpose of this ramble is to recommend re-visiting your shots from time to time. I know my mood dictates the look and feel of the edited shots. From the same morning I now have photos that have an ‘edgy’ feel as well as ones edited late last night that are more ‘serene’.
Here’s a few examples. The first image is the re-edited late night version, the second is my more edgy afternoon edits. The last image was one I overlooked originally and ‘discovered’ last night and liked for it’s very calm serene feel. Here again, I think mood influenced my view about the shots from the morning. I’ll probably jump between the two edited styles depending on how I feel. Out of curiosity, which do you prefer?