Six photos before and after editing

Aaron Reed has posted six of this recent photos before and after editing. I thought that I can do the same thing here. So here are my recent photos.

On most of them changes are also, like on Aaron examples, minimal. All work done in Lightroom and Photoshop.


Photos from my trip to React Alicante conference in Spain.

Behind the camera 2017

Random facts of 2017

Last year facts (in Russian).

Berlin cityscapes 2017

Some photos of Berlin I’ve made this year.

Another Saxon Switzerland sunrise

I’ve just came back from a trip to Saxon Switzerland and have realized that I forgot to show these photos from last year.

The most epic sunset of 2016

Bohemian Switzerland is the same thing as Saxon Switzerland but on the other side of the German-Czech border.

It was a rainy evening and we were far from a place we’ve chosen for a sunset. The Sun was close to the horizon and we were desperately trying to find at least something to shoot. When we were coming back to the best stop we could find, a viewing point, from which this photo was made, we saw that the Sun was shining through a tiny crack in the clouds and the whole valley was filled with a thick golden light. We ran like the Fellowship of the Ring, jumping over tree roots and steps of a staircase to the viewing point. The whole shoot took not more that several minutes: unpack a camera, set up a tripod, choose and change a lens, compose a frame, focus and shoot. I had enough time to only take four frames with different exposures until the Sun had gone.

It’s my most popular photo at Unsplash so far. And here’s my friend’s version of this scene.

October 2016, Bohemian Switzerland, Czech Republic.

Clouds diptych

I’ve made these two photos on the same weekend but similar backgrounds was unplanned surprise that I’ve noticed only at editing time.

Berlin, Germany, July 2017.

Morning in Grunewald

One November Sunday morning I went to a park and was surprised to see almost monochrome trees in strong backlight. It was a bit tricky to shoot though: it’s a fenced pond in a public park so I had to shoot with a telephoto lens over the fence and the highest position of my tripod wasn’t enough — I had to retouch a few grass leaves at the bottom of the frame later.

Sunrise at Saxon Switzerland

A few photos from a weekend trip.