One of the advantages of photographing a commercial building on a cloudy day is that the clouds can create a soft and diffused light that can reduce the harshness and glare of the sun. This can make the building look more even and consistent, and avoid strong and dark shadows that can hide or distort some features. Clouds can also create a neutral and balanced background that can contrast and complement the color and shape of the building.
Replacing the cloudy sky with a vibrant blue one filled with fluffy white
clouds can dramatically change the mood of the image.
Digitally repaving the driveway and recreating the lines can give the image a fresh and well-maintained look. Finally, enhancing the landscaping can add a touch of natural beauty to the scene.
The transformation from the original to the final image is indeed remarkable. It’s a testament to the power of digital editing and the skill of the editor. While it can be time-consuming, the end result is a visually appealing image that truly showcases the architectural and construction brilliance of the building.
The focus here is indeed on the architectural brilliance and the exceptional
work done by the architect and contractor. The enhancement of the
surroundings is merely to compensate for what Mother Nature couldn’t provide
at the time, and in no way detracts from the actual construction of the
It’s important to remember that the integrity of the building and its construction remains untouched and is represented authentically. If the project was about landscaping, altering the natural surroundings would indeed be inappropriate. But in this case, the enhancements serve to highlight the building itself, which is the true star of this project..