I was done editing the image this night and didn’t think much of it. But, I posted it on one of the landscape groups on Facebook and to my surprise it has been well received. I am truly hopeless at assessing my own images.
The base is actually a 5 frame hdr. Hand-blending a tree against a sky always drives me nuts. Took out a default (bland, boring, dull) version from Nik’s hdr software. Massaged the output in Lightroom as if it was a raw file before the image was loaded into Photoshop.
In Ps I have masked in various Nik and Topaz filters, done some midtones work, dodging and burning, masked in a high value of the high pass filter into the sky to increase contrast, added a modest Orton texture, some color work – mostly warming and taking down the blues and removing some magenta color cast…..and etc etc. A couple of hours of PP work.
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