In this previous post, I mentioned that I won't be posting any images from Savannah's River Street. Upon closer inspection of the images I captured, I thought one was worth posting (at least, after post-production).
If the image appears a bit busy, it's because that's how the scene unfolded. As soon as I entered River Street on St. Patrick's Day, all kinds of noises and visual stimuli overwhelmed my senses. I heard the seagulls above my head, quickly pointed my camera up (without checking any camera settings), and captured this scene. I've added the tilt-shift effect in post-processing. I may be alone here, but if you focus on the seagull (center, left from center) which is in focus, it may appear as though it is flying out of the frame toward you (which is the effect I am intending to create).
Which brings me to an interesting observation. Initially I didn't want to post this image because there's no central focus and the image appeared rather mundane. However, after selectively working on the focus, it seems like the image has gained some potential (you may think otherwise; feel free to disagree). It's a thought I've been having frequently - the idea that my images straight out of the camera may appear boring and trite, but I may yet pull something worthwhile out of them through post-production. Do I make something extraordinary out of nothing? Certainly not. But do I often make images more striking/interesting through post-production? Most definitely yes.
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