Yesterday, after my first SoFoBoMo shooting trip, I was too tired to do much with the images at all, much less posting a blog entry. I had tried to realize concept #3, a real trip along a route, and I did it in a gorge in the southern mountains of Carinthia, the so called “Tscheppaschlucht“.
The idea was, to simply follow the trail along the creek. I ended up with a five hour walk and 140 images taken. Enough for a book? Probably, but I will return anyway. Almost all images were shot with the Sigma 10-20, mostly at or around 10mm. In hindsight I’d like to have more with other lenses. You know, any lens brings with it a certain way of seeing, and I’d like to explore some different angles before I call it a book.
Processing will be done in Lab mode, using a “Man from Mars” for color correction. The images were originally shot at “Cloudy” white balance. I did not trust the automatics with all that yellow/green foliage. Conversion in Camera RAW was done to 5000 Kelvin / +10. That’s a nice base for the Lab manipulations afterwards. Overall I try to keep processing conservative.