I want to propose something. Here’s the background:
Last week, as I was driving home from an appointment, I crested the pass above Fremont and got a view across the bay and beyond the Santa Cruz Mountains toward the west. It looked promising for some dramatic horizon seascapes. Because I always have my pocket camera with me, I drove straight to the coast. My expectations mounted during the nearly an hour-and-a-half drive, but when I arrived, I was disappointed.
I wanted drama. You gave me monotone.
Now, we both know that I often work in subtle monotone, but on this particular occasion I didn’t want you to be a subtle seductress. I wanted you to be a drama queen. That’s what I expect in December.
So here’s my proposal: Later this month I’ll be on the coast for a while. If you give me the drama I seek, I’ll chill on my efforts to outdo you with post-processing drama.
(Canon G5X II. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)
(Tech note: No filters were used here; only local adjustments in tone, contrast, microcontrast, and vibrancy.)
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