I’m not quite sure what made me choose this image for use on the blog……..you may say that it’s perfectly obvious…..the low sun, the shadows across the foreground, the smoke from chimneys drifting across the roof tops, the coloration, and the detail of the sky………but in the original file they were only a slight potential…
My first step was to crop, which placed the tree – and contained the scene.
Then I used Nik Color Efex Pro 4, specifically the Bleach Bypass Filter which does some tone mapping as well as desaturating.
Finally I added a vignette.
I hope that you like it. This one is headed for a Scottish Photographic Federation Print Championship. Wish me luck……!