Today Ive been playing around with a few filters in Photoshop and Nix Collection to try and create some more dramatic effects (which appear to be all the rage these days) than my usual commercial style. Example image is Jon Dredge from More Mountain riding a little ridge line in the Vallee de la Manche, Morzine.
I'm not going to stop producing Example 1, my perfectly color corrected, saturated, professional images any time soon, its certainly my style and one that has done me well. I am a fan of Example 2, and like its subtle effect with still commercial potential. For me Example 3, is great for the quick and easy Instagram fix but I don't see myself implementing it any time soon as a regular fixture its to dark and gritty for so many uses but an interesting style none the less.
Example 4, was always just that an example to show its flatness in comparison to the others. I'm a big fan of Example 5, the tradition B&W technique and can see its use in so many commercial, personal purposes, it offers a strong finished result with contrast, depth and just enough detail. And Finally Example 6, I'm surprised how much I love this result. Again I think its limited to the Instgram world and maybe big wall prints and is most probably a modern style that will soon fall out of fashion as soon as the next imaging fad comes along but WOW it packs a punch so much detail, so much contrast, so much depth, all so sharp and without shooting HRD Impressive. Just a well exposed... well composed... image and a little post production magic.
Let me know your thoughts and which images you prefer.