Dark Headlight - A Study in Color Saturation

Light. It is a beacon, a wayfinder, a comfort to children when the shadows move in their bedrooms. And it’s what we as photographers are fascinated by. Hard or soft, diffused or concentrated, pure or gelled. It gives hue, texture, and drama to an otherwise passe scene.

In the case of this rusted grille, the light needed a small enhancement. Some localized color saturation adjustments led to a rainbow effect I barely knew was there initially. A nice island of color in the middle of a dull and muted landscape.

Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/160


Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.


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