Back home from the Junior States now. It was a good weekend, I enjoyed the company, and today I was riding around on the back of the motorbike today. Having someone along makes it nice, also good to have someone to talk to. Bruce is great on the motorbike and I feel so confident riding on the back.
As we were riding I noticed some trees, and I asked him to stop. I took 3 quick shots, for a HDR. Then he rode up a little more, and said, “I think this is better”. He was right, here is that image.
I did process this much the same way, but I added one layer that I don’t normally add, that was an inverted image layer. I like the effect it gives. I was doing it a while back, but felt I was using it too much, so stopped. You have to decide from time to time what is best, and just because you do something to one image, doesn’t mean it is going to work for everything. I think that is something I am starting to understand. Each image needs to be treated differently.
There is the original image for you to do the comparison. I have cropped the image, I really didn’t like the bit of road in the bottom left corner. The rest is blurred layers, detailed layers, and they are put on top of each of other. They have been blended a lot.
I think I was trying to recreate something similar to the post on did on that scraggy tree, let me see if I can find the link, here is one Scraggy and Craggy, there was also a second post with that tree, Cottages of Spirits. I don’t think these trees look anywhere near as good as that other one, but it was fun trying to reproduce a similar image.
Anyway, that is enough from me, I need to log back into Ubuntu so I can start uploading photos from the weekend.