Thursday, August 6, 2009

Further Photography Experiments

Hmmm. Now that I'm looking at the two in conjunction, I'm thinking that I prefer the palette in the untouched version on top; in addition, all of the sky's subtlety has been eradicated.

Still, the second version does have an old National Geographic quality that I like...


Traumador said...

i'd meant to say earlier nicely done... had a VERY busy week at work.

are you using any special filters in photoshop or this just random little tricks added up together.

Sean Craven said...

Hey, Traumador!

The end result is a matter of little, specific fixes adding together. It's mostly a matter of adjustment layers -- by using those instead of straight adjustments you get the opportunity to go through and make adjustments on everything as you work.

Typically, I'll use Brightness/Contrast, Curves, and Levels. This particular image used three separate Curves layers just because I needed to fiddle a lot.