Night Snow and Photoshop

Night Snow and Photoshop

All the photos I post here take a very quick trip through Photoshop, usually just long enough to set some levels and resize. This is the first one I actually chose to edit for real. Everything I know about photoshop I picked up from a couple sources and I usually have to refer back to them each time. I find the best candidates for improvement in this way are pictures that have a cool subject but just look flat to start with. I loved the night look that this started with, but I like the final product more.

Updated 2008.12.26 – Since my reader has been kind enough to remind me that it might be more interesting to see what the finished product looks like when you can tell where it started, here is the original photo:

snowy-night-original

  • ApertureValue: f/4
  • DateTimeOriginal: 2008:12:22 21:09:21
  • ExposureTime: 20 sec
  • Flash: No Flash
  • FocalLength: 24 mm
  • ISOSpeedRatings: 100
  • Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

4 Comments

  1. Yeah, I think the photoshopped one looks better with the contrast between the tree and the sky. It makes the intersection of Madison and Thomas look sinister. More sinister.

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  2. You have two readers. Please make a note of it. Oh, and I think you should see what kind of beauty you can bring to 23rd and Jackson.

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  3. Yeah… well… I’m all for taking pictures as night, but when I get jacked for my gear, it puts a damper on things. We actually did walk up to 23rd and Jackson, but just for the post office and we didn’t stay any longer than we had to. In that time we did see one crazy lady. Well… maybe she was just drunk in the middle of the day. Hard to say.

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