Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Quiet Place to Rest

Another photo from my trip to Maas Nursery last weekend. This one is of a quiet resting place located on the Nursery grounds.

Title: "Maas Resting Place"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Duplicate Background Layer > Cloning to remove some foreground clutter > Duplicate Layer > Topaz Adjust plugin "Clarity" preset to some light sharpening > Curves Adjustment Layer to improve overall contrast > Merge Visible to New Layer > Transform - stretch the top to eliminate a small strip of sky > Merge Visible to New Layer > Virtual Photographer plugin "Sepia" preset > Curves Adjustment Layer to improve overall contrast > Cloning to remove additional foreground elements to further simplify the foreground > Duplicate Layer > NIK Viveza plugin to adjust brightness on the left hand side of the photo just a tad to balance it better with the right hand side > Duplicate Layer > Distort Lens Correction Vignette


Larry said...

Nice job! Great tones and textures.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry!

Also it's not a pot! :-)


Larry J. Patrick said...

I like it. I wish your angle was not straight-on. I think would have added a little extra interest to it.