This was taken at dusk, the last spot of light reflecting off the window of the hut. I liked the stark lines of the trees against the sky and hoped I might make an image of it.
First I processed it as a BW in Lightroom which was alright but nothing special. It was a little dark and lacked contrast.
So I took it into PS and had a play with adding some textures. I was liking the slight sepia tone and wanted to add more of an aged forgotten print feel to it so added some overlays that darkened up the edges and put some water marks on it.
I really liked how with a bit of playing you can take an OK image and make it into something more artistic with some careful additions of texture and blend modes.
What do you think – does the BW stand alone? Is the textured one better?
Which one works for you?