Or at least emphasized light. Altered grass. You know whichever.
These pictures have been revisited. I went to a lunch type workshop the other day where we discussed photoshop. I use photoshop regularly but haven’t always been able to get it to do what I want. After the workshop, I decided to go back to something that is usually foe to my patience….curves. Selecting particular areas and using curves.
I didn’t hate these photos. The original edits on the top photo were amazing in of itself, but this bottom one. Not so much. I want to emphasize the sky as the sun was starting to set. I wanted the badlands to stand out. I wanted the road to lead to something. In both. Vision. Dreams. I don’t know, but I wanted more than what was previously there. Hope I nailed it. Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.
Sometimes all we need is an open road and no place to be. At least some of us do. I do. Most of the time.
My third trip anywhere doesn’t always fair as well as my first two trips. There is always something and a different type of enlightenment. That is what has happened this time. I’m ready for a new road. I should actually laugh at that. You should probably laugh at that. Why? I’m always ready for a new road. I get bored so ridiculously easy. I guess this is bound to happen when you work an office job where you sit a desk all day long, staring at a computer, and trying to keep your mouth shut when someone insults your intelligence (or you’d really like to insult theirs or the lack there of).
I was born to travel. I really cannot deny that. I believe someone might describe it as being born with a gypsy soul. I would have to say after a bit of research that is very much true. I’m constantly struggling to find and searching for that one place. I’m constantly looking for adventure and to roam. More than anything I love the feeling of being free. Being on the open road with no one else around to dictate how fast or how slow I go. When I can stop and when I can leave. I hate restraints. A lot of us do, I know that I’m not alone. Just the same.
I’ve lost my train of thought…at least for this topic, so I will move on to the picture. This was early-early morning. At the break of day in the Badlands. It was cold, it was windy, and it was like freakin’ early (did I mention that). Normally, that would not have bothered me but I never did get a good nights sleep. The Badland wind was not kind to me but that is a whole other story.
I wanted to work on my long exposure but ND filter is jacked up. I mean, scratched and coating is coming off. It was horrible. You can’t actually see it much in this photo but there are little….let’s call them light bubbles. Spots that show more light…its not an even filter flow. I think it really worked for this photo. I did a bit to alter it, but the colors are merely enhanced and not altered. I hope you like it as much as I do.
I cannot say that the trip went as planned, but I’m back now. It definitely had its positive moments. I’m sure that I will share those later, but for now…a simple morning sunrise picture. I stopped and snapped this one at sunrise on the side of the highway. I believe in Wisconsin…I may have still been in Minnesota. Truth be told, it all started to blend together at some point. The drive home is always the longest.
I hope you enjoy the picture. I did apply a few filters, but even the original was pretty amazing if I do say so myself.