Last night, I was on a hangout withand while simultaneously working on some images taken at the 2011 Worldwide Photowalk in Port Townsend, WA a few weeks ago (kudos to and for organizing).
I started working on the shot below and had an intention of going B&W and to veer it towards a cyanotype area. It was the look that I had in my mind. The only problem is that I have an infinitesimally small attention span and can barely do one thing at a time, much less two or three, like process an image and maintain a conversation.
So, while processing, I must have inadvertently applied a duotone and instantly fell in love with the results. I tweaked the colors for the highlights and shadows a bit to match taste but I was really thankful for serendipitously stumbling onto this look.
And it got me thinking – I'll be the first to admit that having a developed sense of vision is critical. As a photographer, knowing how you want your results to turn out to meet the vision that you have in your head is critical. To that point, knowing how to use the tools to get to that point is equally as critical.
But what about all of the possible unconsidered avenues? Imagine all of the different lives your images could live just by a slide of this or an addition of that. It's pretty fascinating to consider when you really take a minute to think about it.
And it begs the simple question:
Is an image every really done?
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