recently i've been having a right old winter blues and craving colour like there's no tomorrow. in the news they said that we are having the longest sun-less spell since 1964 in berlin - 12 days and counting - and are probably not seeing any sun until the end of the week. i'm finding i'm getting irritable and gloomy, both are frames of mind i don't like. but i'll resort to your tips and read good books, listen to music, buy flowers and try to beat the moody patch. i will!
at the same time, while craving colour, that 365 project got me thinking a lot about what direction i want to take with my photography. i think i'm drawn to a certain aesthetic and certain tones and because of that have started to find out more about colour editing. see, i got that beautiful digital SLR from my family. and i love it, and it has tons of pros. only the colours are a world apart from analogue photography. however, i think i'm finding my feet a bit. do you perhaps have any tips what digital image editors are good, what apps you use (or presets or actions or whatever they are called in any given software)? i'm particularly after settings that give me an "analogue" palette. think pola-colours, 1970s cameras, you get the idea. if you do, please leave me a comment or email me (see column to the right), i'd love to hear from you!
you know what i'm dreaming of (i don't know if this kind of things exists or if i'm being silly)?: a simple filter that i mount on my lens that gives me "analogue" colours. wouldn't that be great? is there such a thing?
oh by the way - i'm not giving up analogue photography at all - i've got two cameras loaded with colour and b&w film at the moment. i love it far too much. i just don't want to believe that you have to go go either analogue or digital, or that shooting with a DSLR means my style has to change, like it or not.
phew. thanks for listening!
p.s.: pictures taken today with my DSLR and colour edited to what i'm aiming at.