Hey guys! This week I worked on a few different things, some of which won’t be on this blog post.
Last weekend I took photos at the Cougar Bay Nature Conservancy. I was able to get some pretty nice photos, even though on my laptop screen they are showing up horribly. Anyway, I went through some of them, doing some nice touch ups, but that is not what I really want to show to you guys.
Anyway, this was basically what I did last year except that, well, I tried it again.
I did it to the best sunset one I had. Before this, though, I increasing the shadows to basically pitch black. This lets the focus be on the sky rather than having detail everywhere, detracting from the intended focus. I used the Palette Knife tool and turned up the saturation.
Here it is:
There is also this really cool abandoned bulldozer there at the Nature Conservancy. I decided to try it on one of the shots of it
Then, I tried blending them together to get this interesting arrangement:
I like it. It almost seems like it is summarizing the Nature Conservancy. It seems to have a little mystery, too, with the faint red sunset showing right above the trees and mountains. Really a rather cool piece.
Also, I am currently working on colorizing this photo of Wallace, Idaho from the fire in the 1890s:
using this: http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorial/Colorize-a-black-and-white-photo-using-Gimp/78944