We entered Glacier Bay early in the morning under heavy clouds. Add the motion of the ship and I was faced with several challenges that I wasn’t prepared for. A number of what I thought were interesting shots wound up looking pretty sad on the LCD screen. I kept shooting thinking that I might be able to make corrections in Lightroom but a good image proved to be elusive.
So I fell back on a technique I’ve used to make an uninteresting photo look a little more interesting by emulating an artistic painting look. I’ve posted some of these efforts in the past and have written about it in the following posts, linked hereand here.
New stairs for an old building. Left untreated and unpainted in the Northwest weather they quickly take on the patina of the building itself. Fairly aggressive use of NIK Software’s Tonal Contrast filter helped exaggerate the details here. The shadows were purposely left dark to emphasize the alley location.
Two Kinds of People
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
There are two kinds of people on earth today, Two kinds of people no more I say. Not the good or the bad, for it’s well understood, The good are half bad, the bad are half good.
Not the happy or sad, for in the swift-flying years, Bring each man his laughter, each man his tears. Not the rich or the poor, for to count a man’s wealth, You must know the state of his conscience and health.
Not the humble and proud, for in life’s busy span, Who puts on vain airs is not counted a man. No! the two kinds of people on earth I mean, Are the people who lift, the people who lean.
Wherever you go you’ll find the world’s masses Are ever divided into these two classes. And, strangely enough, you will find, too, I mean, There is only one lifter to twenty who lean.
In which class are you? Are you easing the load Of the overtaxed lifters who toiled down the road? Or are you a leaner who lets others bear, Your portion of worry and labor and care?
Another treatment of one of the photos from yesterday. Although there is still plenty of form and structure in this version, my principal intent was to highlight the difference between the sunlight streaming in from the left above and the shadows cascading down the stairs.