I’m not a huge fan of spending too much time editing my photographs. Unfortunately, I make a lot of mistakes, so post-production is inevitable. I have to admit that some editing can make a bad image look pretty decent. I used Picnik to edit the photo below of some boats in Monterroso al Mare, Italy.
First, I rotated the photo so that the horizon was flat. Second, I cropped out the unfocused lower right portion of the original image. Then, I applied the Vignette and Cross Process effects to add an ‘artistic’ look to the photo. It probably took me about 5 minutes to do. There’s no way I would do something like this to every photo I take; I just don’t have the time or the motivation. Besides, most of the photos I take can’t be saved with any amount of editing. Nonetheless, a little bit of editing can sometimes be rewarding.