I very nearly didn’t use this image as when I first looked at it I thought that it lacked detail and wasn’t worth doing any work on. As I shoot most of my images in RAW format there isn’t a quick way of previewing them – I use Canon’s File Viewer Utility, which is a) slow, and b) generates rather small thumbnails. To view a larger preview takes around 30 seconds on my machine, and it takes a bit longer to convert and transfer the image to Photoshop, so, on first glance I wasn’s sure that it was worth bothering with.
The main issue was an apparent lack of clarity, but as I’ve almost run out of images to use this week I thought I’d have another look at it.
And while it isn’t quite what I was after (I initially wanted more detail in the shaded areas of the image) I do think it’s turned out ok – mostly as a consequence of using a slightly stronger unsharp mask than I might have used normally.
11.06am on 8/2/04
B+W UV 010