I guess the point of this post is to see if an image that I absolutely loved back in 2012 is still one that I could love.
I don’t know what I did that was different, but it is an effect that I have tried to repeat and haven’t managed to do that yet. Then again, I don’t know that I try very much anymore.
Looking at it now I wonder if it isn’t too much. Is the image too saturated? It is an interesting challenge to go back to an older image. It is one of the first images I took of the window of the Hopetoun Tea Rooms in the Block Arcade. I have shown the window many times from many visits.
I just looked them up and apparently, they are no longer in the Block Arcade. On their website, they said it was a sad end to their 128 year old lease, so I guess it wasn’t really what they wanted. They will be opening up somewhere else, but it also means that there will be no more photos of this window. I might have to do a post with lots of my photos from it in the new year.
I did this when I was doing HDR images ALL the time. Every image was one. Though it isn’t the only reason for this image. There are aspects of this that I did love, so maybe I should try them again.
Christmas is very festive and there usually is lots of colour so I have to also wonder if the colour in this image is appropriate. I still like it and am so glad I drag it out of storage for another look.
Do you ever go back and look at your images?