Yesterday I caught up with my friend Kate, she lives in Sydney now, but was down for the weekend. We had breakfast at Cafe Quince in Clifton Hill for breakfast. We were trying to decide where to go to take photos, and we ended up at the Yarra River, or to be precise, Dwight Falls.
The river is huge at the moment, there has been so much rain and it is bursting its banks. I did take some photos of the river, but tonight I have another photo for you.
There was a little structure off to the side. At first it looked like you couldn’t get in, but as we walked around, we saw some steps at the top that went down. As we walked down you could see this. It is my guess that this stucture was possibly a pump house, and the thing in the middle of the green stuff is part of the pump. You can really tell from this image, but the top has been cut off now.
I thought the green goo and the rubbish lying in it made it interesting. It was the type of image where I had the camera out at arms length and just pointed it towards it and hoped I got something. As it turned out I did. I know the angle is a little strange, but I don’t mind it.
I have processed this with lots of layers, starting with a 3 image HDR image. I have added lots of layers, blended them, and used the levels and curves for final touches. I have some blurring as well.
Here is the original image, well the original after the HDR process.
Now for something a little different. Possibly something quite indulgent. We went for a drive up to Mt Donna Buang today with the idea of seeing some snow. We did see some, but not much, it was quite disappointing, compared to our trip there last year.
While I was there I sent my daughter down the hill and took some photos of her with my camera and tried the tilt shift setting in Photoshop CS6.
I don’t think it worked. I haven’t done any research on how to do this, I just thought I would try the filter. I don’t think she looks like a miniature, don’t get me wrong, she is a little person, but the photo and what I have done didn’t make her look smaller.
The snow was fun. I think winter is here.