Photo of the Week: Week 38

When I set out on this challenge of posting a photo each week, my goal was to push myself to get out shooting more often and be creating images more consistently. Some weeks this has been pretty easy to manage where I’ve had really productive days out shooting and come back with a nice selection of images to choose from. This past week however, it definitely felt like more of a challenge than it has in a long time. I returned from a morning of shooting out in Kananaskis Country pretty disappointed in myself after shooting very few pictures and getting nothing I was happy enough with to post here on the blog. I suppose it’s to be expected that I’m not going to knock it out of the park every time out, but it still stinks to feel like you completely struck out. I guess the key is just to keep going out and keep trying to make images. The consistency was a big part of what I was trying to establish with this project and I do feel like I’m achieving that goal at least.

Thankfully, I did build myself a little bit of a buffer into the project rules that let me select an image to post from within the previous two weeks of the post date. So, this week’s photo is from a recent trip about a week and a half ago up to Bow Lake where I spent some time focusing on the details of the plants and grass along the shore. I went in kind of a different direction for me with processing this image so I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it. I was going for a little softer looking image so I purposely didn’t pull in the black and white points like I normally would, or push the colours and contrast. I was aiming to keep the soft pastel hues intact and create more of a mellow and peaceful tone in the image. To be honest, I’m a little on the fence with this one. What do you think, does it work for you or not?

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