Today looks more like late autumn rather than February. With no snow its hard to photograph so much brown so I know I have to get creative. Going out for my walk around the neighbourhood I decided to take the 50mm lens with me. This forces me to think more about the photos I’m taking and how I want to capture a particular image. It also means I have to use my feet to zoom in or out to get what I want in frame.
For the above image the original version straight out of the camera reminded me of old photos so I decided to take it a little further when editing by washing out the blacks but also adding in some vibrance into the ground leaves for a more reddish look. Everything else was kept to a more muted tone to give it that old photograph feel.
I noticed this cat by chance when I was looking through the fence with my camera. He brought a nice point of interest to the shot and I kept the edges of the chain link fence and the vine to create a frame around him.
My regular neighbourhood walk ended up being a fun experiment and then I took it somewhere else while processing these. I will have to try to do this more often to stretch my creative skills.