However – looking on the bright side (which after 11 days of subzero temps is really hard to find!!) I get to spend more time on my indoor photography and/or learning CS6.
So I started here straight out of camera:
What can I say? It was a Friday night, I was bored, and had recently read an article about bokeh so I decided to break out the 50mm and play. Camera is set on a tripod to the right and I’m standing to the left with a flashlight. Notice the dust on the shelf (EEEKS!!!), the smudge on the wall to the left of the glass not to mention the distracting texture of the painted wall. But when I set up this shot I had a selective color vision in my head.
And after surprising little work in PS my shot became this:
Some of the dust is removed, the wall smudge is removed, and I brought down the sharpness of the painted wall to remove that texture. Selective coloring is added using a levels layer that increases the reds just of the wine glass. Incidentally when I posted a rough draft of this shot on Facebook some people liked the dust – they felt it added something so that is why I only spot removed the most distracting pieces.
So what started as a way to kill time on a Friday night – and an excuse to drink wine – became a shot that will likely get printed and hung. You just never know where the wall hangers are going to come from – so keep shooting!!