Every now and then the landscape will reveal elements of itself in all sorts of ways. On this day, it covered itself in a veil of mist and ice under the winter’s wonderful diffused light.
Here, on top of the Ochil Hills, the Wallace Monument was the only element of Stirling that was revealed. Truly an amazing sight.
This is the portrait version. Please click here for the landscape version – had difficulty deciding which to upload!
Been asked a couple of times how I have processed this image so here’s how it got to this result:-
1. Went out with my camera.
2. Took this wonderful and inspirng view
3. Went home
4. Turned computer on
5. Uploaded images
6. Levels and curves adjustment (only slight)
7. Channel Mixer conversion to B&W
8. Wee burn of Dodge and Burn
9. Graduated the sky to enhance the depth and equalise the top and bottom of the image
10. Soften the shadows a touch in the foreground
11. Re-cropped to balance out the image
Most of the hard work done by the Landscape and getting it right in the camera. :-)
(August 2010: 1017 views)