Meryl and I were discussing tonight’s additions to the Pixelog tonight. She had IM’d me and I had to ask her to wait as I finished up an addition there. In the discussion she asked me “how do you get such Wow! photos?” I honestly had no answer. The best thing I could think of? I have about 1000 photos on my hard drive right now. Of those, maybe 1/10 of them will end up online. It’s a selective process, and not every shot is good. Also, always remember the rule of thirds. If you imagine a # symbol going across the viewfinder, your focus of the image should be either on the lines or at the points. Works for me every time. Well, almost.
Adding images to the Pixelog makes me happy. It’s a nice process. I miss the days in the darkroom – it’s been years since I developed my own pictures. I don’t normally enhance the photographs for the Pixelog other then cropping and adding borders. It reminds me every time of moving the equipment in the darkroom around, framing that perfect shot before you expose the paper. Sometimes I am even surprised with the end result, just like in the darkroom, because the image will look different framed on the site then it did back in Photoshop.