It's Never Easy
If you ever wonder how I make the decisions to edit a photograph for the final look, I’m not sure I have an answer.
This photo is one of those that took some time to execute and about the same time to edit.
I’ve been watching construction at the Book Harbor location for several weeks as brick masons install the exterior of the new apartment/office building. Made a few photos over the last couple of weeks but few were interesting enough to publish. This one is among that number.
There are six frames of this worker adjusting the plastic sheeting covering the scaffolding. I know I saw his head but it is not in any of the six photos. None.
Yet I spent more time than was necessary to try to make an edit that might make the photo usable. Converted it to black and white because the afternoon was cloudy and the scene was backlit. Added the slight vignette and blue-gray tint in the hope it would provide a little more depth of tone.
Nothing helped. The missing head. The trees at the bottom right obstructing the open sky.
I’ll be back there tomorrow.
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