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Breathing Life Into Old Photos

Breathing Life Into Old Photos
Every so often, there is that special photo that I go for and, for one reason or another, it doesn't turn out as hoped.  The composition might be spot on and so is the sharpness but there are other issues with the photo which aren't so easy to deal with.  With great regret, I end up putting the image aside for a while.

Most of these images are destined to remain unprocessed or in some stage of incomplete processing.  Every once in a while, I try and revisit some of these images with hopes of reviving them from the rejection pile.  Sometimes, I'm successful and the photograph undergoes and amazing transformation into a beautiful addition to my portfolio.  Such was the case for these photos here.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature photograph of red sunlit autumn or fall Virginia Creeper leaves in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho

This photograph was a case of improper exposure.  The background was too bright and the leaves I wanted to emphasize were too dark.  The composition was amazing and the sharpness was exactly what it needed to be but the exposure was all wrong.

After sitting on the back burner for a while, I pulled this photo out again a few days ago and started working with it again.  Previous attempts ended in disaster so I had reasonable expectations there.  This time was delightfully different.  Suddenly, magic started happening for me and the image came together.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature photograph of rare astronomical conjunction of planets Venus and Jupiter with Jovian Moons

This photograph was a case of something amazing which was poorly timed.  I let this photo sit for a while until it was too late for a feature on its own.

This is a second attempt at Venus and Jupiter from a couple days after the close conjunction at the end of June.  I had seen some amazing pictures on social media showing some of the Jovian moons the next day.  My previous image, though perfectly acceptable, was less than I had hoped.  I wanted another shot at the planets.

This was a difficult shot to line up properly in the lens view, due to the extreme zoom power it possesses, and even more difficult to make sharp and clear.  This extreme telephoto lens can only be manually focused on my current camera bodies.

This was a trial of patience to obtain.  Lots of re-aiming the camera and deliberate focusing so that the Jovian moons were visible in addition to Venus.  This was due to the movement of the Earth and the fact that the planets were setting behind the horizon.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature animal photograph of a seagull bird on lake shore at sunset at American Falls Reservoir, Power, Idaho

This is a photo which has been sitting for a bit and waiting for the right moment to make an appearance.  Thanks to some other pictures taking a higher priority for publication, this photo has been a little neglected.

While not the photograph I was after that day, this photo does fill something that I had been wanting to shoot for a while.  I have added to my collection of water fowl images.  Now I have a seagull to join with the pelican, swan, flamingo, duck, and goose that I already have.

While compositionally beautiful, the magic of this image needed some help.  Thanks to a glowing warm summer sunset, the water of the lake was a bright orange.  The camera had a few issues seeing it correctly.  I gave it a hand in post processing so that the warmth was not lost.