The title of this post is probably more about how I feel about this image, than the hardship that the cottage may have felt. Sometimes, you see an image and think, yep this is going to be a great image, but when you start working on it, there is something that just makes it almost impossible. Well that is this image for me.
This is from the stone cottage that I photographed in the Mallee, I put an image of it in a post called Stone. We got to the cottage around 1pm, and I think it was the wrong time of day to get an indoor shot. There was so much light coming through the window, and with how dark it was inside, it just didn’t work. It doesn’t look that bad in this image, but when you see the original you will know what I mean.
The middle of the floor was really hard, the bright sun was hitting the middle of the floor and was too bright. I had to do a lot of work to change it. In the end I had to find the darkest one of it and mask it in. It was harder than I thought.
I have also tried to highlight that chair in the corner and the chimney. The processing is similar to what I did for the interior I did two days ago. I didn’t push it as far this time. I am glad that it worked more this time, though the golden glow is missing a lot more.
I woke up early this morning with the idea of going out to take photos, but when I got up, I realised, I didn’t know where to go, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do. Then it started raining, so probably best that I didn’t go. I do have some plans, hopefully tomorrow morning, will see. I am going to see the Melbourne Art Fair tomorrow at the Royal Exhibition Building, so I might take my camera to that, maybe I can do a post on that.