Until I start my new gig next week, I have a lot of time on my hands. This week I found myself perusing my Adobe Lightroom catalogue revisiting and re-editing some of my earlier photos. There was a time when I shot with more basic camera equipment, my image composition and understanding of light and the technical aspects of photography were limited, and my photo editing skills were less developed. In some ways, I think some of my earlier images are stronger than some of my recent images.

The image above is one I took eight years ago (August 2010) on a day after my wife had her hair done. I wanted to capture the look but I also wanted to experiment with portraiture, my newly purchase AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens and the golden hour. I captured her portrait in the Montgomery Veterans Park in Belle Mead, Montgomery Township.

This time around, I used Nik Define 2 to remove some noise in the image, and then use the output sharpener in Nik Sharpener Pro 3.

Author: Khürt Williams

a human, an application security architect, avid photographer, nature lover, and formula 1 fan who drinks beer.