I took the photo below from the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC back in 2009. It was a nice midday photo with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation. However, as usual, I wanted to make it into a more dramatic and interesting composition. After some experimentation I ended up with the above photo.
I like the new photo, an interplay of blue sky and impending nightfall. I can easily imagine Batman and other superheroes getting ready to head out to protect the city from villains.
Someday I will get a more sophisticated photo program but I still have a lot of fun with Picasa. Here are the very simple steps if you want to try something similar:
- Auto contrast
- In tuning, make shadows as strong as possible