Pretty pictures are a thing. I'm not into editing images too drastically, mostly because I feel that filters are trends that change with the direction of the wind. I admit to using heavy edits for Instagram sometimes, but with a bit of hesitation. Gotta get those followers, right? Alas, I've thought more about how filters make me feel differently about photos that I see. I've started to use them more on architecture images which I've shot at night, making the subject matter look super cool.
Anyway, my trip to Meguro Fudōson Ryūsenji generated a ton of images that I love. I wanted to see how the green of the trees and patina of the statue affected my filter presets (Actions) in Photoshop.
I don't think there's a correct or incorrect way to show or edit these photos for this viewing (wanna talk print? Yes, please). It's about how they make you feel. A portrait, landscape, food, or street photographer (among many others) will have completely different ways of editing.
This following image has minimal edits, and as I look at all these here, I think the second one hits the mark for me. I'm on trend. ;)
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