This is probably the last shot I’ll manage in my work’s coffee-bar series, as unless I can find something else to photograph – other than the walls, espresso machine, and the serving tongs they use for their marvelous (but overpriced) pastries – I’ve just about run out of ideas for this particular location.
As for this image: when I first worked on it a few days ago, I was really happy with it. But I’ve been messing around with it over the last couple of days and am now not sure what to make of it. Technically, while this looks like a straight shot, it was actually quite complicated to produce and relies of five separate (Curves) adjustment layers – one for the walls, one for the newspaper rack, one for the centre of the photograph, another for the mount, and a final one for the picture frame – and I think it looks ok, but I’ve had enough of it now so will post it before I’m tempted to do anything else to it.
And I suppose that this is the downside of getting a few shots ahead of myself. Normally I only have a couple of shots in reserve, sometimes none (which is a bit fraught), but at the moment I have six (including this one) ‘finished’ images to choose from. Which should be a good thing, but actually means that I’ve spent loads of time messing around and getting dissatisfied with all of them. Oh well, I guess there are worse things than having to worry about which photograph to put up next ;-)
9.13am on 22/3/04
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