One of the things I really enjoy about going back through my archives is reassessing my images and thinking how I would do them now. One of those is an image from the Docklands taken in 2017.
Reassessing an image from the Docklands
The above image was one I took almost two years ago. When I first processed it I loved it. I don’t think I can say the same now.
I think it is oversaturated and I just want to get rid of a lot of the colour. When I first did the image I liked the colour, but over time me, and my tastes have changed.
The composition is something that I still really like. I love the stillness of the scene and how it almost seems unreal. When I look at it, it almost seems like a model or something like that. It is something I try to achieve with my images, making them seem like they aren’t real. After that, it is about playing with the light.
Still, when I look at this image now I just think Ugh. The colour is way too much. You may not have noticed, but I’ve been removing a lot of the colour from my images lately.
Making changes to the image
Really, I haven’t done a lot to the image. I just changed the intensity of the colour in the image. The original image put too much emphasis on the colour and not the scene. It wasn’t about the sunset, but the fact that the scene was photographed at sunset.
It is always fascinating to look back at images that you have done and loved in the past. You can see how much you have changed. In a way, it is always interesting because you can go back and work on favourite images again.
There are very few images that I have never wanted to change. I should try to find them at some stage and do some posts on them.
Do you look at your old favourites? What do you think now?