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Convoy: Street Photography

This was a personal challenge for me. Not the idea of grabbing this particular photo, but what happened after the shot was captured. I had to do my editing process differently. 

Of course, there's cropping along with adjusting exposure, contrast and so on. But this was different for me. I used my Wacom Tablet for the whole editing process. I've never done that and figured it's high time to give it a shot. 

The Wacom Tablet seen here is what I have. It may seem like overkill for some, but it clearly isn't. It's actually a tablet on the lower end of the spectrum as there are several more expensive and advanced ones on the market. I didn't want to invest a ton of money in this just yet. Photography and I are friends. We're not the best of business partners just yet as my photography barely sniffs any sales. I get TONS of "I need you to shoot some photos for me" talk, but hardly no one is serious when saying that to me. All talk. But anyway, no need for me to put a ton of money into my hobby. 

Image credit Amazon.com

Image credit Amazon.com

Anyway, back to the photo at hand. Below is the final version. 

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There were some tiny nuances I wanted to capture regarding the details of this photo. I wanted the headlights to be noticed, but not too bright. I wanted the rider near the rear of the photo to be noticed just slightly. I wanted the lead rider's windshield to have more detail of the road shown. All of that was achieved by "brushing" in my vision with the tablet stylus. It was a fun process and look forward to putting in more practice with this tool.