Ansel Adams apparently came up with the term pre-visualisation to describe the process of deciding what the finished picture should look like, and then working towards that desired result. The image capture was only part of a process that also included all the aspects of development and printing.

The picture above is a modest example of how I applied to the principle to a scene I found while out walking on the beachfront, in front of Ushaka Marine World. The kiosk had promise, I could tell, but its paint was quite faded and the light was more or less flat. The straight capture wouldn’t have been any good but, before I tripped the shutter, I knew exactly what I’d have to do in post processing, to end up with something quite striking.

Some added vibrance, saturation, and contrast.


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