This is my first submission for Visual Venturing’s After Before Friday Forum. The forum’s goal is to:
“After-Before Friday posts provide an opportunity for photographers (amateur and seasoned, alike) to share their photos, and if they wish, their post-processing decisions. The photos will provide a fun “wow” factor; the post-processing descriptions, the “how.” The goal is to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at others’ work while picking up helpful ideas along the way that each of us can use as we work with our own photos.”
So for my first attempt, I chose a train photograph that I shot last month in Atlanta. Here is the before, no edit shot.
To make it have more impact I decided to do the following in Photoshop:
- Made a new layer and desaturated that to black and white.
- Applied a unsharp mask to that layer and bumped up the contrast.
- Erased the train in that layer completely.
- Created another layer in color from the original background photo.
- Bumped up the saturation in that layer and placed it behind the black and white train tracks layer.
I was going to add some blur to the train to make it look like it was moving, but I didn’t like the way it was looking. So, I will leave that for another time. Here is the final result.
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