I love this one very much. The gritty concrete on the foreground, the industry on the background. There is the sharp contrast between the clean energy produced by the wind mills and the nuclear power plant of Doel.
This is what I like to shoot. I have no idea how this is called. Is it urban landscape? Industrial landscape?
I feel very at home in this vast loneliness of industry and concrete.
I left the image open in Lightroom and went for a walk. Bought a book, Andy Warhols Roadtrip by Deborah Davis.
Back home I opened a bottle of wine and enjoyed a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Looked at the photograph again. Felt there was something missing. It was to much about how it looked not how I felt when I took the shot.
I like a gritty look so I played around with some of the whistles and bells in Lightroom. Then I came to a point where I wasn’t sure which version I liked the most. The second has more light in it, looks and feels grittier but I am afraid I overdid it. So I asked Little A. and Sweetheart for their opinion. Both liked the second version.
Yes I know, loved ones are not always the best judges and maybe Little A. and Sweetheart know me to well. I was happy they found the second version better though. It has punch, balls, grittiness and so much more.