When I stumble across a scene like this, I get pretty excited:
This is one of the scenes that await visitors of Fountains Abbey in York. It’s a beautiful place. There is something about a view like this that I find very relaxing. I spent the day here, looking around. I took the walking tour to get a better feel for the history of the place. But really I was just there for the beauty.
The photo above started like this:
I had my camera set to take a bracketed exposure because I was pretty sure I was going to want to make an HDR version in Photoshop. HDR in this case because I knew it would give detail and a bit of pop to the ruins. I then used my Analog Pro plug in as a starting point to make the photo look more like a photograph and less digital. I chose to keep the cool tones of the original since it was shot in December. I’ve also cropped this photo a bit with the thought of keeping the focus on the ruins.
I’ve added this to my Picfair portfolio, because I was pleased with the outcome. How do you like this edit, does it seem relaxing and peaceful to you? Feel free to leave a comment below.