While I do try to remain honest with my photography, sometimes you have to push the edge of reality just a little bit. On a beautiful January day, I was happily working away at my desk (at home) when I noticed the sky start to become more and more rich and bold in color. I had my camera ready and rushed outside to snap off a few images before the colors died. Usually this type of sunset sky only lasts a moment or two when it is at its most magical, so I had to be fast. Because of this, I had to shoot it where I was. In town. No time to run up the pass or around the bend of the river. Just shoot!
Below is a description of what I did to make the image appealing to you and I, and to be usable as the featured image for this website.
- In the first image you’ll notice two things:
- There are power lines
- The highest hill is on the right, not the left.
- In the second image the power lines are gone
- In the third image I flipped it so that there would be a good place for the site name and tag line
It’s as simple as that. Though it did take over an hour to remove the ‘man made’ stuff. If only I had Photoshop CS5…