I was drawn to this scene each day at gardens. Only one problem, the sky behind the tree was always white due to the bright overcast skies. Don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled with the bright overcast for most every other image I made there. Great light for the subject matter, but for this scene a bit of blue sky would have been nice. Then I realized, I could use two of my favorite products, Totally Rad – Dirty Pictures and FlyPaper Textures to fix the problem. If you are interested in how Dirty Pictures and FlyPaper textures work, head to my FREE videos on the TUTORIALS page.
by JB | Apr 9, 2013 | Charleston, Texture | 8 comments
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It really works, John. It looks like a beautfiul painting. The compisition is perfect. Very nice seperation of he bushes.
Okay. Beautiful. Now I’m heading that way in a day or so. Thankful it’s only 60 miles.
Anne, that would be a GOOD idea if you live that close!! Enjoy.
John, This image has a completely different feeling than the previous ones. For me, the sharpness takes a little away from the mystical tone of Magnolia Gardens.
Thanks Karl, I guess I need to soften the next post up a bit. 🙂
As to that bright sky problem, couldn’t you have just exposed the image at N-1 and then developed it in an HC-110 water bath ? 🙂
Seriously, a beautiful shot with that old split rail fence underscoring the “old timey” feel imparted by the magnificent tree.
Why yes I could Bruce! 🙂