It's those little journeys off the beaten path where one can learn the most. Learning to follow the path of greatest curiousity is where we reap our greatest rewards.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sierra Sunset ala Autochrome
I do love the Sierra's. I find them a great respite from the rigors of day to day stuff. I shot this a couple of summers ago while on a trip to June Lake. This was actually a trail off the main road to Mono Lake. I loved the suns final ray shooting through the mountains before dusk settled into night.
I decided to do this one in the Autochrome look as I felt the painterly impressionistic results fit the image better than the simple RAW image would have given.
This took several steps, most of which I've outlined here in the past. I do love the simplicity and WYSWYG preview results you get with Adobe's CS5.
I've got a show this spring and am debating what to do. Should I present all "ala autochrome" or should I go with all "scanned hand painted negatives". Hell, I can't even decide what one image I should submit to the LA Center of Digital Art for their "Unjuried" Show, which I just adore, in December. What to do? Create more is the answer and let the most powerful series be the choice.