A few days ago Vanesa came to the studio and, as usual, we had a great session. While going through her proofs I noticed this image, and something about it grabbed me.
It’s just a transition, it’s not a pole move or a difficult trick, it’s just a moment between two points.
But I thought…
I rotated the image a bit, so that Vanesa was the vertical element:
That seemed right, but as a result of the rotation the corners were outside the image. Before sinking too much time into the idea, I quickly bumped up the brightness a bit, exported it to my editor, and filled in the corners:
Yup, this just might work. I like the overall feel. The composition is nice, the corners were surprisingly easy to fill, and it’s time to do it for real.
I made some more tweaks to the image. The sides were darkened a bit so the background was more consistent, and there’s some colour tweaking and a little more contrast on the body.
Export to the editor, fill in the corners, remove some bruises, and…
Sometimes it just works out as easily as that.