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As I become more familiar with the post-processing tools at my disposal, I find myself leaning towards a group of the same effects on a regular basis. I’ve come to know what these tools will do for my images, I enjoy the results, and I feel using similar post-processing techniques on most of my images helps me to develop a unique ‘style’. That being said, I don’t want to get into a rut where I just stick to what I know and don’t explore all of the other great options that are out there.

While the myriad of processing options may seem daunting sometimes, it is important to continue to experiment in order to further our growth as photographers/post-processors. Even if it means trying something new and NOT liking it, at least you can say you gave it a shot. What is there to lose? Storage is cheap, so experiment as much as possible!

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 11, ISO 100

Jesse Pafundi - April 20, 2011 - 7:26 am

Amen to that my friend. As soon as I find myself doing the same thing over and over I try to shake it up and usually find something new I like. Great framing on this one, the tire almost looks 3D.

Mark Garbowski - April 20, 2011 - 7:36 am

I find myself torn between the same impulses myself, leaning towards a core set to develop a style, while remembering to mix in new techniques on occasion to keep things fresh.

Chris Frailey - April 20, 2011 - 7:37 am

Nice one. How do you like the Sigma glass?

Jason Hines - April 20, 2011 - 8:14 am

Great point Heath. I agree with Jesse that that tire looks almost 3d.

Kristi Hines - April 20, 2011 - 8:27 am

Definitely looks like the tire is about to pop out of the photo. Nice perspective!

A.Barlow - April 20, 2011 - 8:42 am

Man that Sigma is giving you some pretty sweet results. I really like this shot and the focal plane in it.

Chris Nitz - April 20, 2011 - 9:05 am

Lovely results! I really like how you can even make out some red coloring on the tire. Fun shot Heath!

Scott Ackerman - April 20, 2011 - 9:17 am

Really cool shot and I agree with Jesse. The tire definitely has depth to it. Couldn’t agree more about the processing.

Brian Furbush - April 20, 2011 - 9:28 am

Great post Heath – very easy to get stuck in a rut processing-wise and use the same tools over and over again as you get comfortable with them. Difficult to break out of the mold, but usually worth it! I agree with what everyone else has said – I like the pop of color on the tire, and I actually really like the white glow from the door & windows in the background. Thanks for sharing buddy!

Chris Kenison - April 20, 2011 - 9:51 am

Cool shot, Heath! I agree with the others… it looks like it’s 3D.

Adam Olson - April 20, 2011 - 11:19 am

Sweet shot Heath! Love the composition!

Jim Nix - April 20, 2011 - 11:49 am

Nice image Heath and wise words. I too have been experimenting a bit, trying this and that, so as to avoid a “rut” so to speak. I believe that I specialize in not specializing haha. Well done! Jim

Toad Hollow Photography - April 20, 2011 - 12:20 pm

I dig it, Heath, great shot!!!

Ryan Sexton - April 20, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Great photo, love the tire, and great advise.

Chris DeAngelis - April 21, 2011 - 8:49 pm

Great advice! Love how the tire looks like it floats off the floor!