Duck wrote:I am always impressed by what today's editing software can accomplish. One thing I tell my students is never delete an image in camera just because you "think" it's bad.
Great salvage job! Also, since I love architectural detail, I really like the shot.
In the days of film, many folks discarded negatives they thought were bad primarily because automatic processing of roll film often did not properly expose negatives when producing prints, especially high contrast ones. Prints would be too dark or the exposure would emphasize the wrong area of the shot. I discovered this after a friend took me with him to a rented darkroom (until then, I was unaware darkrooms could be rented). A shot I had taken that disappointed me turned out to be quite vibrant and lovely after being properly exposed for printing. Never tossing any negatives even bad ones, I was soon reexamining old negatives, renting a darkroom myself, and resurrecting many shots I had thought were bad by properly exposing the negative and occasionally using some judicious dodging. Also, after this revelation, I always returned negatives to the processor to be redone correctly when I determined by examining them that the prints had been poorly processed. Naturally, I was ecstatic to discover, the same could be accomplished with digital shots using editing software and I, too, tell others not to be so quick to delete shots.