The calm before the sun
The picture is of the same lake bed, but one area where the water has returned some despite meager spring rains. Working with landscapes has been a nice break from the respirator required blight of urban decay exploring. It’s interesting to switch back in forth between the encounters—one day you are looking for the pristine, the unspoiled, something removed from the human stain as much as possible, and then another day you are out looking for the deepest human smear. This week, though, I plan on shifting to another gear and work on some night photography, something I’ve never really worked at in a meaningful manner.
As far as processing on this one, I followed the technique discussed in my last post but dropped the diffused step and used a series of tone curve masks focused on the midtones.