New Light Through Old Windows

26th March 2014

Not much happening this week. So the blog entry 'That was the week that was #3' wouldn't have been very long. A couple of decent shots - one of which has been added to the site

but that's about it. Some weeks are like that.....frustrating.

However, when searching through the back catalogue to find a shot that fitted the oxymoron brief 'Beautiful Eyesore' I came across the Beckwith's mine shot. It's a shot I'd previously converted to mono but, like most things, my tastes have changed over the years and a reworking was done.

Here's the before with a sepia tint and stronger contrast. Followed by what I think is a better result with more detail retained in the shadows.



This got me thinking that there are likely to be many others that are worth a revisiting. It's not something I do very often as I prefer to be looking forward and focusing on the now rather than spending time looking back. But, maybe the odd look over my shoulder isn't such a bad thing once in a while.

So here are a couple of shots from 2009 that have been reworked showing the old and the new.

Bay ny Carrickey after sunset.



A bit more detail in the shadows and also the colours toned down a little.

The next shot has just subtle amendments - but probably worthwhile ones. Just slightly more detail coming through in the shadow. In fact, the Peel Harbour shot was also recorded in camera as a jpeg and this has even more detail in the shadow - in particular in the sail area. Hopefully this is now more noticeable within the amended version.



And finally, another advantage of looking back at your old shots is that you can come across shots you've either missed or have forgotten about.

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