I wanted to play around with two images I captured yesterday. They were both taken at 50mm so it’s a two for Wednesday special. When I was messing around with the image of the building, I got the look I wanted buy the sky was completely blown out. I didn’t really want that for this image. So I looked at another image from that same day, in the same exact area, I took and liked the way the sky looked. I created this in Photoshop by making two layers. The bottom layer was the sky and the top layer the building. I didn’t just want the image of the clouds to be the background though. I wanted to add some cool aspect to it. I was testing out a few filters and I found the lighting one. You are able to take a light element (as if you were holding a light bulb) and bring it around all over the layer, and change the intensity, the size and so forth. I played around a bit until I got the look I wanted. I even added some color to it to give it even more drama. I really like the outcome of today’s image. I hope you all do too.
I am heading out to the beach this evening to see if I can capture some cool shots of a sunset or some lower, photography friendly, sun images. Hopefully it all turns out well.