Words and music transform into images. This is how I see many things. This image was taken near Asheville, North Carolina. There were blue skies, a nice breeze and all of the foliage was green, just on the brink of turning yellow. My husband and I were making our way up the mountain and I was trying to capture the scene in front of me. All of the mountain tops placed perfectly in front of a gorgeous sky backdrop. But, I was so frustrated that my eyes were seeing one thing and when I looked at the image on my camera, it was not represented as such. I am sure that many have this feeling when taking photographs, but it really left me down. I talked my husband into getting this Nikon after a trip to Colorado, where I took all of our pictures from my phone. That was tragic….. really it was. It was our first time there and I saw the most amazing things. But, when I ordered my pictures, including a panoramic canvas, oh boy, was I let down. Everything was pixelated and under-whelming.
So, picture me looking at the scene, then looking at the image displayed on my camera and thinking I just spent a ton of money on the same image. (Bad words to follow) So, I pulled my big girl panties up and kept shooting. Then a lovely friend introduced me to Adobe Lightroom. This was a fabulous find! I could transform my images into what my mind saw initially. You will see some under and over developed pictures, along with some that are grainy. This is very purposeful. I have tons of pictures that I have trashed, not because they are awful, but because they were not what I initially saw.
So, in this image, though it was an amazing day, I knew there was a way to capture a different view of the mountains, that was just as breathtaking as the original. I feel I created a dark take on this beautiful scene that laid before me. You should try taking pictures and adjusting the exposure, light and work with different filters.