A Photo a Week Challenge: Saturation

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sat·u·ra·tion (saCHəˈrāSH(ə)n/) noun
the state or process that occurs when no more of something can be absorbed, combined with, or added.

I don’t know about you, but I love playing around with saturation. Over-saturation can take your image from the normal to the unreal. Under-saturated images can create the feeling of nostalgia or, when combined with heightened sharpness, a gritty, urbanized texture. Whether you prefer one over the other or like your images to have a more realistic, at the moment feel, saturation is an important tool to have in your post-processing arsenal of abilities. Have fun this week playing around with levels of saturation. In your post, include before, middle, and after photos.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

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