We are in Edenton for a house tour this weekend. So far the hot ticket has been the weather. Edenton’s docks are exposed to the south and, as luck would have it, all the weather is coming in from the south. makes for bumpy ride at the dock but that’s OK. We get interesting clouds. Yesterday’s weather theme was one of small rain cells sweeping over with sun in between. Along about noon, we got to see the full selection – a small rain cell, sun and nice clouds on the horizon. Tomorrow’s theme will be the heavy weather that has ripped up the central states and then fair weather for our tour weekend.
If photography is about communication more than recording then yesterday’s clouds were quite challenging. How to evoke the broad drama of the scene with messing things up? Straight color leaves the scene flat. Black & white comes out dramatic – too dramatic and too busy. So let’s try a digital version of an old color lab processing technique, bleach bypass which desaturates an image.
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