Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Spice It Up

Pineapple Fountain, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

When you have a bland meal, adding a little spice can liven it up. Perhaps that goes for photography too. I woke early one morning to shoot Charleston's iconic Pineapple Fountain at sunrise. But the light was less than appetizing, resulting in a rather bland image.

I kept the image in my files for a few years, but went back to it recently to reexamine its potential. I decided to mix in a few spices to add flavor... some deep blues and purples in the shadows, some warm yellows and oranges in the highlights.

This spiced-up version of the image may not be to everyone's taste,
 but at least it's not as savorless as the original.

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