This photo today isn't one that I took, however it is a great photo that caught my eye on an evening when I was filled with the urge to play with various textures and photoshop settings. MarieElizabeth of the blog "The Places I Go." took this photo
When I saw it, a straight out of the camera image, I knew that I wanted tweak it in photoshop. So I contacted MarieElizabeth and she graciously gave me permission to do so! First I just tweaked things here and there in photoshop, mostly lightening the image as a whole, and ended up with this...
Then the fun part came where I played with textures, actions, and gradients coming up with three different variations of this photo. You can click on each image to view it larger
The differences with the first and the third are subtle, but the actions/textures are completely different. In all its forms I still really like this photo and think that it would make a great water color painting or Victorian era post-card. What do you think?
And if you have a photo that you think could use some tweaking or would like to see it edited let me know! I love playing around with photos and will gladly do it just for fun.