I wasn't sure wether to mention this blog or not. When I first saw the Islay pictures of Jens Mayer my initial thoughts were that his pictures are a bit (over)photoshopped or whatever the term is you use for that. If you take a good look you can see that at least some of them are manipulated in some sort of way but the end effect is clearly stunning. The colours are very intense and sometimes almost unreal. After seeing them several times I started to like them better although I know the colours are not the same as the original view on Islay would present to you, no matter what light conditions you have. I decided to mention them on the blog anyhow and I will let you decide for yourself whether you like it or not.
Jens Mayer - Portnahaven church
Jens Mayer - The Tree More images from Jens on flickr.
Curious as I am I felt a bit jealous about the results Jens had with his pictures and I tried to do the same myself. Therefore I conducted a little experiment and "photoshopped" a picture of Loch Ardnahoe which I took a month ago. You can see the original directly from the memory card and the one I manipulated. As you can see below the results are actually quite nice although I'm far from the level of expertise Jens seems to have. I'm also not sure if I should do this with all my pictures. I'm curious how others feel about this and you're welcome to comment on this post or send me an email
Ron - Loch Ardnahoe original
Ron - Loch Ardnahoe Photoshopped