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Who pre-visualizes their shots before they go out on a shoot?
On the last trip to London I went with the idea of getting three specific shots. Two of the shots included Big Ben with the iconic red telephone box in the foreground and the equally iconic Route Master Bus driving over Tower Bridge also in the foreground. My idea was to do selective colouring on each of the photos by turning the photographs into B&W except for the red of the telephone box and the red of the bus. Neither of these shots really worked to my satisfaction, but one might work in just B&W, stay tuned!
This shot was taken at the entrance to Westminster Tube Station while waiting for my wife and looking up to check the time (no she wasn't late!!) I saw the clock face though the metal frame work. My first thought was to keep the red circle for yet more selective colouring but that I just didn't like so I made it completely B&W and love it. The sky had very little detail in it and after seeing a tutorial by Scott Kelby and his awesome shot of the Eiffel Tower against a completely blown out white sky I decided that treatment would work on this shot to. I would love to hear any comments that you have on the shot.
Back to my original question "Who pre-visualize their shots before they go out on a shoot?" I would love to hear your stories of successes or failures and what you ended up with. I am pleased with my shots from a day in London non of which included the three I had set out to get but had I had another day I'm sure I would have got them.