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and i can hardly stand it anymore.

shall we continue on with Things That Perplex Me?


SOOC vs. Processed


so, getting a great shot that's Straight Out Of Camera is something that is sought after. hell, i've had a few and i've been delighted!


like this one. i hardly edited this photo at all. and it's one of my very, very favorites i've ever taken. although i think that has more to do with my obsession with Seattle and urban skylines.


however, i'm a bit of a saturation-slash-color-slash-magnify every damn detail whore so most of my images have been processed ten times over and back again.


this one? i processed it all to hell. check out the unedited version.



i think i'm infinitely more pleased by having processed a shot into something spectacular (she says, humbly), than having caught something amazing that can go straight from camera to screen.


perhaps it's just a matter of taste.

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Taken on April 10, 2010