Monday, December 1, 2008

A Sluice

This is a sluice located outside the entrance of Natural Bridge Caverns in New Braunfels, Texas. It's a replica built to attract tourists to "pan for gold" but I thought it made for an interesting photograph nonetheless.

Title: "Sluice"


Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 50mm f/1.4 prime
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Duplicate Background layer > Topaz Adjust "Spicify" plugin > High Pass Sharpening > Curves Adjustment Layer to increase contrast > Levels Adjustment Layer to set black and white points > Merge Visable to New Layer > Red Paw Media "Beautifier" plugin @ 45% opacity and with a layer mask to isolate the effect to certain areas of the photograph

6 comments:

Larry Patrick Photography said...

Barry,

As my grandson would say: "cool." Very nicely done. I might consider making the edges a little darker so that the water fall will pop out a little more. Regardless what you do with this one, I really like it.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Patrick! Glad you like it!

Cheers!
Barry

Anonymous said...

Nice! I like this too. I like the vertical orientation and the zig zagging and the colorful water.

Cindi

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Cindi!

I hope you start your own blog soon so you can lose that "Anonymous" tag! :-)

Cheers!
Barry

Larry said...

Great shot. Nice use of the brown, blue, and green color triad and great repetion of space shapes in the sluice sides.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry!

I hadn't even really noticed the triad. Thanks for pointing it out!

Cheers!
Barry