Back to the Mallee today. Do you remember the swing set from a very weeks back, in a post called Child’s Play. I said I would try and get back to photograph that swing set, and part of the reason for getting all the images of the inside of the shop and the house in Woomelang were because I said I would do that swing set again.
I took this image as I was leaving. I really liked the cloth that was hanging from the makeshift clothesline. The swing set is still there. I decided that I wanted to try and make that cloth that is just hanging there the story. I have no idea what it is, but it has been hanging for a long time. There was no colour in it and I suspect that if you touched it, it would probably be really stiff.
I don’t really know what to say about this image. I remember when I took it, I thought it was going to be great. I have thought about it a lot, but every time I looked at it in the directory, well, I just left it and found something else to do. I decided today to finally process it.
Should I have left the image in the directory and forgotten about it? Possibly. Sometimes the idea in your head just doesn’t match up with the end result, this is one of those times. It didn’t work out the way I imagined. Nothing ever does, but most of the time, it is better, but not this time. It happens, I can’t be too disappointed, I think as long as I recognise that that was the problem how can I be?
I am not going to do the method with this one, I think you should be able to tell what I have done. It isn’t an image I will come back to or want to do again.
Photomatix tutorial yesterday, well, I am happy to say that the responses to my first tutorial have been really encouraging and I think I will definitely do more. I haven’t had any negative feedback so that is great. In fact, I have been told by Photomatix that they thought the way I did it was great and want to put a link to it on their Resources Page, so I can’t express how happy I am about that. We are also working out what the coupon code will be for those of you who would like to purchase it, so hopefully will have that ready for you in the next day or so.