I post-process and enhance almost all of my shots (when I’m not feeling too lazy). The point is to get that shot looking like what you saw in real life or trying your best to get that shot to say what you want it to say. I try to get it right in-camera but more often then not I don’t get that “shot” straight away. And since I don’t always get it right the first time, I keep at it. Constantly looking back at my body of work, constantly trying to improve, and constantly trying to get that “shot”.
Here’s a photo I took on a trip to Inner Mongolia last May 2010. This was taken at around 3 in the afternoon, under the desert sun. The desert was absolutely amazing. Just golden sand stretching out to met clear blue skies. It was beautiful. The problem with being in the desert is – it’s the desert. It’s hot and sandy, you can’t see your images on the screen and you can’t stay out of the shade too long without feeling like you’re in an episode of Survivor gone wrong.
This is the shot I posted online a few months back when I first blogged about this trip.
And here’s the shot I re-edited yesterday after reading this post from Chase Javis’ blog.