Had some Independence Day stuff planned but did the famous trick of bringing along a battery-less camera, something that has happened an embarrassing amount of times, and most often when I decide to travel “light.”
The above shot was taken from a small wooden bridge in some back country. Besides the texture application, there wasn’t much post-processing. The river had a film of perhaps algae or perhaps pollution on top and the evening sun was pouring in perfectly. The only rub was that it was a clear sky on a blistering afternoon (+100° F). White light, white heat. I tried using my polarizer but had minimal effect except saving the highlights. I wished I could have stuck around longer but the light was fleeting and I had another place I wanted to catch at the start of twilight. The texture applied is a “raised texture,” a texture type I find useful.
Hope everyone is having a good week.