Sunday, 5 July 2015

Awesome Sunset - Edited vs No Filter photos

I have no idea what's been going on with the weather this week, but there were two days with absolutely unbelievable sunsets. I'd be sitting at the computer, checking my email when I look up, and through the spaces between my laundry, spy a pink sky.

Obviously, when you see something like that, you have to run out and walk around the neighbourhood to get the best view for photos. Oddly enough, I forgot my DSLR the first time, and only had iPhone photos.

(Another odd thing: the two sentences in my first paragraph both start with "I", and the second both start with "O". I didn't plan that, promise.)

And while the iPhone camera is way better than my previous phone, it still couldn't capture the awesomeness of the sunset. So I edited it before uploading to Instagram and Google+ and sending it to my family. And since one of my cousins is in art, she saw through the edits really easily (until then, there was one who asked if it was a #nofilter. Sadly, my skills aren't that good).

So I figured, why not share the before and after photos with everyone?

Photo #1

No filter, which is really subdued compared to real life. 

Filter/edited version

Photo #2

No filter, and the sky is already pretty awesome. 

Filtered (although the difference isn't as great as the first photo, I think)
Photo #3 (that hasn't been uploaded anywhere)

No filter, so the only thing you can see is the sunset. 

This is so obviously edited. 
So there you have it, the before and after for my photos. In case you're wondering, the app I use is Snapseed, and I think it's already integrated into Google photos (at least it is on the web, I'm not sure about the app). 

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