Last week was interesting, half the people liked the actual Wk 1 entry which was the BW version and half the people liked the base colour image!
So I had a cunning plan for One Four Challenge Wk2 – merge the two using layers and a mask and get the benefit of the BW tree detail with the colour background. Up til the point I had to paint AROUND ALL THE BRANCHES!
Crashed and burned at that point.
I already had the two layers together so then mucked about with blending them and came up with this variation – I call it STORMLIGHT
Post Processing steps:
1. Lay both images out, colour on bottom and BW on top
2. Blend the BW on top of the colour with Darken mode set around 65%
This darkens the sky and tones down the sea colour but adds more drama and texture to the tree branches.
3. Bring back into LR and add a subtle vignette in the corners with the radial tool and darkening the exposure.
It feels to me like that brief break in the clouds, or light from an oncoming storm 🙂
All tips, tricks, comments and feedback welcome.