Wied il-Għasel

Wied il-Għasel. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

Given that yesterday I had other stuff to share, I thought I’d come back today with a throwback photo for this week. This one had been hiding away in the vaults, and I came across it as I was reorganising my drone photography folders. I generally keep my drone images separate from the rest of my photography, as the intent is usually technical, and the workflow is entirely different. However, on many missions I do take some time to simply practice flying and also for more general photography. These photos I like to file with the rest of my photography. It doesn’t matter too much to me, other than on technical grounds (which translate somewhat into what I can do with them), whether a photo was taken with the drone, my mobile, or one of my ‘proper’ cameras.

So, in this case we have a view upstream, towards the well-known bridge, of Wied il-Għasel. The valley floor is really verdant, as this photo was taken in late autumn, so the rains had some time to do their thing. When editing this photo, I was tempted to tone down the intensity of that green, as it felt a bit surreal. It’s definitely not what I’m used to, as the Canon cameras tend to have a more natural response here, while the DJI has a stronger colour tonality. That is not to say it’s untruthful – I remember it was overcast and I even had some rain on this mission, which was for me a new experience. So conditions were perfect to get such colours out of the landscape. In the end, then, I decided to stick with the standard DJI tonality – I have come to associate these stronger colours with the drone imagery, and in a sense it’s simply a matter of getting used to the characteristics of the tool at hand.


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