Magic number three in a continuing journey of “true-to-mind” edits of photographs takes me to an old shot (a few months ago) of some moss near a riverbank. It was a bland day, overcast, misty, and chilly. Basically, not the best time to be out and about taking a lot of pictures. I didn’t care. My steadfast resolve led to this rather flat and lifeless original shot:
In real life, that’s about what this scene looked like. It lacked color, contrast, and “pop”.
So, about 10 minutes and some home-brewed tone-mapping later, this is what I had envisioned—a 3-D effect of sorts with the moss almost separating itself from the rock. I believe it worked:
Anyway, it’s always fun to see just what you can pull out of a single exposure. I might have to see what I can do with HDR sometime. Photomatix, anyone?
Take care guys and gals, and as always, have a great day!