After-Before Friday (Week 6) is a forum run by Stacy Fisher which “provides an opportunity for photographers (amateur and seasoned, alike) to share their photos, and if they wish, their post-processing decisions. The goal is to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at others’ work while picking up helpful ideas along the way that each of us can use as we work with our own photos.”
A Dark And Stormy Night was actually an overcast but warm afternoon in Encinitas, California. My wife and I were driving around a neighborhood two blocks up from the beach when we came upon this sight. The “boats” have never been to sea but were built in the late 1920’s using timber salvaged from a local bathhouse and a hotel. The Preservation Association purchased the houses in 2008 and currently rent both out as private dwellings.
All post processing was accomplished through Lightroom 5.4 only. This was probably the most intensive post processing I have ever done with any of my images and to explain the steps would probably be boring. But if you have any specific questions, please ask in the comments and I will gladly respond.
I am very pleased to announce that on Tuesday, July 1, Joe Giordano of The Visual Chronicle will be launching a new blog to which I will be one of 7 contributors- each of us posting once a week. It will be a black and white only photo blog titled Monochromia. I have the distinction of being the premier contributor by dint of a random drawing of names from a hat! If black and white photography is one of your passions, I hope we do not disappoint. If you do not particularly care for black and white photography, please at least give us one week to hopefully change your mind.