Today I thought that I would join in on the Before and After fun over at Pixel Perfect
This photo was the last shot of the day on July 3rd. It was 8:59 pm and, as you can see, it is underexposed.
Normally, I would just toss this one in the recycle bin but I thought that I would see if I could salvage it for a “Before and After” post.
Here is the original SOOC (ugh!)
and here is what I ended up with
I live in a lovely town, rich in history, so I wanted to do something “aged” with the photo. I also wanted to salvage the blown-out sky.
I used two textures, lightened the photo with a screen layer, used an action (on very low opacity) called “Greenlee” and burned some areas.
I am very hit-or-miss with texturing my photos. I really need some formal training on how to use textures in a more deliberate, fine-touch manner. You can view some of my other humble attempts at using textures on my Flickr page.
Here are the two photos side by side:
If you would like to join in on the Before and After fun or would just like to see how other people process their photos come on over to Pixel Perfect!