Here’s another example of why we should always carry our camera on airport runs! I drove through thick fog banks from melting snow on the way to Gatwick airport in England over Christmas, being on the motorway it was impossible to stop, so I changed my route home to the minor country roads to capture some serous fog!
This was taken at a beauty spot, a big picnic area, that normally has a superb view of the surrounding chalk hills, you can see the white chalk path in this image, in fact the chalk is always just a few inches under all the grasslands in this protected area of the Surrey Downs.
Shot with a soft grad Cokin filter.
Continuing the conversation about texturing improving images rather than rescuing bad ones’ here’s an example, the base was ok, but needed some re-balancing.
Textures were used all over then gently brushed away at the darker sides, to try and even things up. A final colour tweak at the end with a flattened version helped pull all the colours together and cool the overall look.
The final result has, I’ve been told, the timeless quality I was looking for, possibly for a Romance period bookcover? Just a few days after publishing, Getty Images snapped this up as a rights managed image, so I guess they thought so too! 🙂
Aquarius – Overlay @ 100% Bottom left hand corner brushed away
Europium – Soft Light @ 100 % all 4 corners softly brushed away
Rose Blush – Overlay @ 100% Bottom left and top right brushed away
Elysium – Hue @ 50% Blurred with Gaussian Blur