Maëlick in the North

Toy Photography in Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway

Woody’s Ethylic Love Story – 7/8

[In western countries, drinking alcohol is not only largely accepted but also largely encouraged. I do not blame the act of drinking alcohol. I understand how and why people do it. I myself often enjoy giving in to drinking a few beers. However, having witnessed close people falling into serious alcoholism, I can’t stress enough the dangers of its long term effects. This photo is part of a series about alcohol, made in the context of the 100% Stuck In Plastic challenge “make it seem”: http://www.stuckinplastic.com/2016/03/make-seem-new-challenge]

The last thing that was missing was making decisions regarding post-processing. I enjoy taking photos or looking at them, but I don’t like spending a lot of time on my computer post-processing them. Most of my photos are edited the same way with some custom Lightroom presets and a few adjustments to fix the exposure and increase a little bit contrast. Overall it’s probably the only thing that is really consistent throughout all my photos. But here I wanted to take my time and make more efforts in order to give a coherent and specific feel to the series. In particular I’ve been particularly careful about the color tone of the photos. I wanted to keep the quite punchy colors I give to all my photos, but on the other hand I wanted to give them a kind of desaturated/aged look. (For the curious ones: I achieved this result by increasing vibrance and decreasing saturation.)

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