Lake Zurich: An Experiment
Fujifilm X-Pro1 | 14mm | ISO 200 | f/22 | 1.2"
We spent last evening alongside Lake Zurich. I've always wanted to make one of these seaside long-exposures and the conditions were just right. At the risk of revealing I'm simply a small man behind a big green curtain, I'll show you the original image.
It should come as no surprise I edit my photos, I'm not the only one. Likely every image you see is edited in one way or another. Here is the same photo after my first edit:
Although I was quite happy with this result, I wondered how someone else might edit the same photo. So I passed the original off to Boris Baldinger, my colleague at Amazee Labs, with instructions to edit the image as if it came through his lens. Boris is quite an accomplished photographer with a truly stunning portfolio. He whipped up this beauty in less than five minutes: (imagine if he spent an hour)
Amazing isn't it, how two edits of the same original file can result in such different photographs? If anything, it shows how powerful our editing capabilities have become since the emergence of digital photography. Anything is possible I suppose.
I asked Boris to show me how he made his edit and using a couple of his techniques I combined our two images into the one you see at the top of this post.