Image Doctor: Helicopter
Photographer: Allie Skromanis
Camera Type: Canon Powershot A510
Image doctor's advice
I would call this a record photograph. Most of the elements that I consider essential in making a good photograph, namely those of design, lighting and emotion are missing for me in this photograph. About the only thing that makes me sad is the quiet knowledge that once upon a time this was a beautiful Bell Jetranger helicopter.
I almost put this image into the "too hard" basket but then I decided to have a scratch about in my folder of Nic Software effects. The image below was treated using an effect called Vintage Colours in Nik Softwares HDR Efex Pro. I would not normally apply this particular effect to my images, but in this instance it has helped to soften the tonal range of the image while at the same time making more sense of all the signage over the fuselage.
Remember, making a photograph does not begin and end with the pushing of the shutter button. Some of the best images are made in the digital darkroom!
Keep exploring with that camera!
Image Doctor's edited version