My theory on learning how to use my post processing software is to take one image - one with a good strong but somewhat simple composition - and run it through the paces. I loved this old adobe building in La Cuerva and especially the window and shutters. I was looking first for a way to make that aspect more dynamic. And reduce the weight of the eaves.
I then decided to play around with films and filters. The night filter seemed to be the logical choice given the shadow of the tree.
The photograph now looked as if it was taken at night with only the illumination of a full moon. And the eave vanished into the dark and ergo reduced the elements of the composition to the window and the shadows on the adobe wall. The pink flowers are more delicate and look almost withered behind the panes. It seemed a very good place to stop my exploration. But the glory of digital photography is that every single one of my versions is saved to its own file so why not try one more step.
|Some moon lit night|