Riga: before and after

Riga: before and after

Old Riga. Vecrīga. Romanticism, Gothic, Mannerism, Baroque, Eclectic, Modernism. All these styles are around you everywhere in the downtown.

I’m wonder why I don’t like the original photo set. I don’t know the real reasons but I couldn’t show what I wanted, the original shots seem good enough technically but soulless and without interesting POV, for me at least. So I have tried to get some inspiration outside of cityscapes and photography at all, I went to painting technique and tried to modify the shots “in style” of painting. But it’s not pictorialism as is, it’s kind of blurring the subjects by technical tricks.

So here you can see the pairs of photos: the original and post-processed. And yes, I still don’t know which one is better. Or worst.