Cross Process the Forge

Square format HDR photograph cross processed for a moody look of Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area.
Cross Process the Forge — 14mm | f/8 | ISO 100 | 7 Bracketed Exposures

I hate to say but picture making just hasn’t been much fun lately; and while it’s hard to puzzle out whether it’s for lack of inspiration, poor mood, shoddy shooting conditions, a plateauing of skills or something else entirely. Either way it’s been a grind. Last night was just another blip on the here comes another busted sunset radar. Almost just hasn’t been almost enough for what feels like months now.

So what’s to be done when natural light doesn’t live up to its end of the bargain? We play with sliders and presets in post processing—or at least that’s what I do. Some might say this works to flex the creative muscles. I would say it’s more like pressing a bunch of buttons hoping something interesting happens that will help bail out another ho-hum photograph.

Ironically enough I actually like this picture. I just wish I had more control of the process and felt a little better doing it.


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