Saturday, February 21, 2009

Decisions, decisions!

Taken outside of Trattoria Lisina Restaurant, Driftwood, Texas this past weekend.

Title: "Decisions, decisions!"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Duplicate Background Layer > Topaz Adjust plugin "Spicify" preset > Nik Software Viveza plugin to increase the brightness on the Winery side of the signpost to match the light on the Restaurant side > Duplicate Layer > High Pass Sharpening in Hard Light blending mode > Curves Adjustment Layer to improve overall contrast > Brightness / Contrast Adjustment Layer to improve overall brightness > Merge Visible to New Layer > Virtual Photographer plugin "Sepia" preset > Duplicate layer > Distort Lens Correction Vignette > Brightness / Contrast Adjustment Layer for a second adjustment to improve overall brightness


Anonymous said...

I like the sepia treatment of this subject. I feel it could easily represent a time and moment captured in the past.


Larry said...

Well done shot. Nice placement of the lamp post really adds interest to the shot.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Doug and Larry!

You guys are liking the same things I like about the shot! :-)


Larry J. Patrick said...

As I look at this photo, I cannot help but wonder: "Which way should I go?" I love good wine and, as any of you can see, I love good food. You really put me in a pickle on this one, Mr. Armer.

Sepia is the perfect media for the hot. Good job, as usual.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Patrick!

Luckily there are no bad choices here!