If all went well, below should be my first uploaded image.
The RAW file, as opposed to this edited image, looked duller, the trees caught in a gray haze. This resembled the extreme fog that was apparent at the scene. Although looking spectacular when standing there the image as it originally appeared was not usable. So what I basically did was "spreading" the histogram, bringing back the dark tones and the highlights without off course clipping it.
As this is one of the first images I edited since very long, I would like some third party eyes to give their opinion. The doubts I have are:
Am I cheating the image or did I just restore it?
Is the image still misty enough to have that, err.. 'misty athmosphere'?
Should I make it a 'true' B&W image?
Perhaps most important; is it a strong image, does it appeal, isn't it missing some essential elements?
My goal during this shoot was creating dark, misterious images. I love desolated places as a subject and I generally dislike too many things getting inside the frame.
This image was taken around Feldberg, in the Black Forest, Germany.
Thanks in advance!