When I press the shutter these days I try to not only envision what I see through the viewfinder, but also what I envision in my mind. Recently I was talking to another photographer who commented that he strives to get it right in camera and was not interested in playing on the computer. When you take the image the camera has no idea about your creative vision, it just captures the photons. I think most of us see the scene in our minds first and sometimes do not consider that the electronics of the camera might not be seeing the same thing.
This image is a good example of that concept. I took it a few months ago while leading a tour at the Trans Allegheny LunaticAsylum. When I pulled up this image the other day, I felt that it was more of a cold stark image and did not fully reflect what I saw in my mind when I took the picture. In order to get a darker and I think creepier picture I used Topaz Adjust to realize my vision.
This month Topaz is putting Adjust on sale for 50% off the regular price. Just use the code “septadjust” at checkout. You can also download a trail version of the software.