Monday, September 28, 2015
Here are some shots from the roll of film I mentioned in my last post. These photos were taken last October when we drove out to the Blue Ridge Mountains. I think I'd be perfectly happy spending the rest of my days in a little house down in one of those valleys; it's so pretty there!
Also, I'm going to say this SOOC series is a good exercise for me as a photographer. Like most people, my first instinct is usually to want to crop out that one weird thing in the corner, or adjust a funky color cast, or bump up the contrast. But I actually took one of these and did my usual editing and compared the "before" and "after" side by side, and I honestly thought the "before" was better. It's hard to say why exactly, but all those imperfect images capture the feeling of the day so much better. I can look at these and remember walking along the top of a stone wall with Peter holding on to me so I wouldn't fall. I remember laughing as the wind whipped my hair and skirt around like crazy. I remember what I was wearing and how the sun felt when it finally came out and a million other little sensory details that somehow exist just out of frame in these photos.
I don't think all photos look better straight out of the camera. Most of the photos you see on this blog will continue to be edited in Photoshop. But I'm really enjoying this SOOC series, so I think I'm going to keep it up for a while. :)