This is my second take on "Old Galveston" for consideration in the upcoming Bay Area Photo Club assignment of the same name. Taken on a photography outing with my daughter down in Galveston this past Saturday. This smokestack stands just off of the historic Strand.
Title: "The Smokestack"
Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Lens 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Duplicate Background Layer > Topaz Adjust plugin "Psychedelic" preset > Levels Adjustment Layer to set Black point > Merge Visible to New Layer > Free Transform to rotate image to level the horizon > Distort Lens Correction Transform Verticle Perspective > Curves Adjustment Layer to improve overall contast > Brightness / Contrast Adjustment Layer to brighten the overall image > Merge Visible to New Layer > Cloning to remove some clutter on the ground and part of a building protruding into the scene > Merge Visible to New Layer > Virtual Photographer plugin "Brownie" preset > Distort Lens Correction Vignette
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