You never know what you might come across when you are out hiking. In this case, I was deep in the woods. The travel theme this week at Where’s My Backpack? is deep, so I figured I was in the right place. Turns out, I was in the right spot for a little mystery:
I’m not sure which question I had first; was it, why is there a stone building here? or which storm?, we get a lot of them and I was just curious to know which storm the sign was referring too. I was at the Babler State Park in Missouri on a Monday so the visitor’s center was closed, so my questions will have to wait for another visit. And I will be going back, it is a nice park with hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.
Here is my original photo:
I don’t know about you, but when I first looked at it, I thought the color was just wrong to go with the theme of deep. I wanted the richer orange color you see in the finished version. To get the look I was going for, I opened the photo in camera raw, and in the basic settings I adjusted the temperature setting to be a bit warmer. Then in Photoshop, I opened up a film plug-in and applied a Fuji Provia 100F filter. I thought that the little bit of texture that the filter added helped with the deep theme. I also sharpened it a bit.
What do you think? Does the first one say “deep” to you more than the second? Feel free to leave a comment below.