Sunday, July 17, 2011


(click on any image to see a larger version)

Canon 20D with 16-35mm @ 29mm
ISO 100     f/13     1/125

And, here's how I got there in the digital darkroom...

I took this photo on a foggy winter morning.  As you can see by the SOOC RAW image (with no adjustments) the contrast in the scene was very low:

I did a little tweaking in ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) and came up with this.  (Admittedly, not a huge difference):

I opened the image up in Photoshop CS5 did the following:
     -Removed the twigs, etc. on the bottom left
     -Added three textures from darkwood67 (see Layers Palette screenshot for more details)
     -Ran Quick Edge Burn action (opacity 35%)

Most interesting to me was how the "Divide" Blend Mode eliminated much of the edges of the image.  I didn't erase them (except for the twigs) - they just completely disappeared when I changed the Blend Mode on that layer to "Divide". 

Here's a screenshot of my Layers Palette:

Now, go out and texturize something!

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