Abandoned Gas Station photo shoot
So, as I mentioned in the "Snapshot of the Day (11//24)" thread, I did a photo shoot yesterday at this old gas station. I was totally unprepared for how difficult it was to find any good light there. My beginner's mistake, apparently. I'd shot there before, with Micah, but it was early morning and I remember looking at the position of the sun and thinking about how the afternoon golden hour would be perfect. Somehow that was not the case. The low position of the sun behind the trees did not allow the light to filter through as I expected, and I couldn't even get any good bounced light with the reflector. It was so perplexing to know how to handle it. The whole session was a struggle.
I edited the photos with some urban processing to help add to the 'mood' of the location, hoping that'd help matters a little. I like the urban-processed ones more, but I really don't like ANY of them. Anyway, I'm posting some to share both types of processing and any other editing help you can give me to salvage the situation. :-( If I don't indicate which type of processing is used, it's the 'urban' (some gradients, cool tones, etc. added):
1. Oldest son, regular and then urban:
3. Youngest son, regular and then urban:
7. Regular and then urban:
8. Regular, then urban: