I have tons of pretty cool window shots in my archives.
But, I thought in the spirit of the challenge I would get out and take some new shots, with the challenge in mind, and then try my hand at the digital dark room. These were taken in a town just a bit north of me called Antioch.
(Except for the church)
(Please click on the pictures to see a much larger version)
I snapped and left... I did not go in!
Had I gone in I would have bought something REALLY bad.
I did what I could just messing around with exposure,contrast and highlights
to get the window come forward and still keep the reflections.
They tell a story.
I cropped this one a bit and fiddled with the color temp
What I like about this shot is the contrast between the door and the window.
This shot came out of the camera in pretty good shape
I lowered the highlights and sharpened a bit.
My favorite part of this shot is the little window with the address on it.
You have to click to enlarge it to see what I mean.
This one I cropped, sharpened and adjusted the color temp.
I have to sharpen because I am always in a hurry and shake the camera.
This one is a REJECT. I love the subject matter and the colors but no matter what I tried I could not get the window to look the way I wanted it to because of the white reflection.
It's just all cluttered with inside and outside stuff.
I used the photo editing software that comes with Windows Live Gallery in Windows 7
It works pretty good for an amateur like me.
BTW... all of these except the church door were taken with a polarizing filter.