It has been awhile since I have posted a hot air balloon photo, but I was working on some this weekend:
This was taken in the fall at the Forest Park Balloon Festival. Here is the original photo:
Looks pretty different eh? In Aperture I created two additional versions of the photo, I lowered the exposure on one, raised it on the other. Then I took my three photos into Photomatix and put them back together. I ended up liking one of the “painterly” settings best.
I also took out some stray ropes, boosted the color and sharpened the image.