A couple of nights ago I had a cool opportunity to join in what was called a ‘HDR Concert‘ put on by Blake Rudis. Blake is the host of a website called Everyday HDR, and I came across his website some time ago, probably thru the G+ avenue. After a little poking around, one really cool thing that he had done was curated a group processing event, where anyone interested had developed the same photo, in their own styles, then put them all together and saw the differences. If you’re a regular reader here you’ll know that that’s an idea I can get behind.
The photo here is what came out of my submission. One of the requirements of the entry was the use of a texture. Well, time for me to learn about texturing! I’ve never done any before this shot, so it took some learning. One thing I found is that it can quickly overpower the message that you’re trying to convey, so the first thing I did was tone down the texture on a overall scale, then made sure that it didn’t interfere with what I considered the main subject, being this lone tree on a pedestal of sorts. Thanks to Blake for this cool opportunity, and I’ll be keeping my eye out for a chance to try this again! If you want to see the other variations (you should), be sure to check out the link above.