In the past winter, as the snow covers the ground, the early sun reflects on the days to come. Here at Finley Refuge near Monroe, Oregon, USA, we find the refreshing look of fresh snow. Camera: Lumix DMC L-10. This picture is a four shot overlay suing HDR and a heavy edge to add contrast and one layer using the Orton effect. Our method of overlays consist of several steps starting with one image. We take several bracketed versions, apply an effect to each image such as edge, contrast, saturation, Orton effect, and HDR to form a base for the picture. At this point we combine each image in layers to form a single image and then adjust the single image to achieve desired effects.
Picture taken by Charles Harkins