I woke up yesterday morning to the most beautiful snowfall! Above is my edited version of the original photo, which you can see below. I enhanced the saturation, and added a parchment filter layer on top, using the "multiply" layer style, I think. What's interesting to me is that the feeling
I got yesterday when I was looking out my window was the feeling I get when I look at my doctored photo. It truly was that beautiful and ethereal with the morning sun just peeking at the tips of those trees. My basic photo just doesn't cut it.
I played around with some other filters and brushes to make a fantasy type scene too:
This one's just a little paler:
Be sure to click to see the larger versions...it makes all the difference. Tell me if you prefer the raw photography, or my altered versions....I'd be interested to hear your opinions!
This next one is my before looking out my kitchen window....you saw this view just a few weeks ago in its autumn glory:
...and here I've cropped it and filtered it a bit for your enjoyment. :)
Um...have I mentioned lately how much I love my Photoshop? :) Now I just need Photoshop Elements 8.0 and Elements Premier 8. Anybody looking for a Christmas idea for me? *snicker*