Escuro in Portuguese means dark, blackish or closer to black than white., Escuro is also the name of the new set of Lightroom CC presets created with the intent of turning photos of ocean water in its various states into a minimalistic image.
Photography for me is a hobby and for some reason I love taking photos of the ocean. I have been trying to capture its beauty for a long time and honestly failure has been a constant theme. There’s something about the context, the environment, the magic of nature that gets lost once that becomes static, digital. Perhaps it is the sound and millions of forms of life that are all around us, I don’t know. It’s beyond my knowledge. My ignorance keeps pushing me to try again and I follow its order.
Recently I’ve been experimenting with some different ways to edit my photos. I am trying to make them dark. Dark waters for dark times and here’s a collection of my latest samples.