After taking a lovely walk in the snow this weekend, I found this neat shot of a leaf I found all by itself on top of the snow, and decided to play around with the contrast, as it can give a nice, sharp, clean look to some photos that make it stand out (in a good way).
Here is the original photo as taken on my camera. Notice the colors are a little neutral, and nothing seems to make this photo “pop”. All the qualities are there, it has a softer look about it, but it needs just a little extra something…..
Here is the photo in color with a higher contrast than the original. See how the leaf seems to stand out a bit more, and the colors more vibrant? :
And here is the same photo with HC in B&W:
I cannot decide which I like better, as I find equally neat characteristics in both photos that make them each unique……..
Which is YOUR favorite?
The original, the high contrast in color, or the HC in B&W?
PS. I use Adobe Lightroom for my photo editing and highly recommend this to any of my photography friends! HERE is the latest version of the software (I currently use Lightroom 2).