Superbluebloodmooneclipse - January 31st, 2018
The thing that stood out to me and I think a lot of other photographers who photographed this event is just how dark it got during the eclipse totality. This posed immense technical challenges for the camera and the photographer in creating a decent exposure. Luckily, modern day camera sensors are pretty incredible things and often capture detail and light that aren't even visisble to the human eye. Cameras are so technically advanced these days and images are captured in such detail, sharpness, color and contrast that it's almost taken it out of reality in terms of what we see though our relitively imperfect eyes. I don't feel post processing takes images out of reality, I actually feel that post processing is necessary to preserve a real life (as we would see with our eye) perspective from what our cameras captured. I'm thinking more about my camera as a tool for collecting data, with the knowledge that a lot of my creative work will be occuring during post processing, in order to create an image that is relatable to the human eye.