Last week I posted this image on the facebook page of the, North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Group.
One of the viewers commented “This looks overcooked in post processing to me”.
I would tend to agree with this viewer’s opinion, as it does have a somewhat fake look to it, with the supersaturated colors, and the over sharpened subjects.
The other viewer’s feelings differed as the image had almost 500 “likes” and 15 favorable comments, which is far more than my usual 100 or less “likes” and much fewer comments.
That’s 5 times more people liked it, and they didn’t seem to mind the processing.
Post processing and how far we take it is up to each individual as to what they feel looks good.
The great thing about facebook, is that it is somewhat of a focus group for us to see how other photographers react when we do experiment with our post processing.
I really thought that this image would not have generated as many “likes” and comments as it did, and expected the opposite reaction.
But you just never know until you put it out there and see.
This doesn’t mean that from now on I will over process all my images based on this good response.
I do think that this image has a unique look with the processing, but not something I would do on a regular basis.
Hope you like the image and the processing.