These images were shot in the Caribbean on Princess Keys Island. The wooden post caught my eye right away however they were located high up on the beach and therefore not the greatest background to work with. Literally just sand…I took the shots anyway and decided I would get creative with the processing once I returned back home.
Given the clean and textured posts where the main focus, I needed to draw the attention away from the boring background. The way I achieved this was by blowing out the highlights in the background so that there really was not anything of interest. I also added a “dreamy” like haze to the photo as this brought back the original feeling of walking through the maze posts when I was there shooting.
The learning for me was to always take the photo even if not all the elements are exactly as you wish. You always have options and you never know, you may surprise yourself with the final product!