It’s time for another installment of “5 Photos I Like”. Let’s get started.
Everyone has their own idea of where the line should be drawn in terms of post-processing, but it generally comes down to the final result (except in the field of photojournalism, but that’s a whole different story). All of the components of this photo come together nicely for me. I love the contrast of the well-lit storm cloud and the almost silhouette of the foreground tree. The gradient filter applied to darken the top of the photo goes a little far in my opinion, but it helps balance out the darkness at the bottom of the shot and adds drama to the storm.
I have a soft spot for car photos, but having been to several car shows I know how hard it can be to take good photos while being surrounded by so much sexy sheet-metal. Photography is often about what we leave out and this shot of a Mustang is a perfect example of this. The Mustang is an icon, so a full-body shot of it wouldn’t be that interesting. Instead, this photo shows a few interesting details and just enough background to figure out the rest of the story.
My photography tends more towards candid and found shots, but I can appreciate constructions such as this one. It’s a very clever use of collected maple leaves and it demonstrates what we photographers love so much about the fall. This isn’t a criticism of the photo, but it feels like the arrow should be pointing to the right. I’m certain that the arrow is pointing that way for a reason, and any thoughts about it are welcome.
Another Canadian photo, strange… It looks like some post-processing was done to reduce the saturation, but either way the limited color pallet of the photo is gorgeous. I also like the receding streetlamps and the unusual perspective.
Not only do I have a soft spot for cars, I also have a soft spot for Star Wars and Legos. Nice positioning of the Lego men here, since they have pretty limited movement.