When I saw that height was the theme this week at Where’s My Backpack? I went back to my photos from this summer in St. Paul Minnesota. As part of our tour of the capitol building we went out on the roof. I got some fun shots, one of which I have already posted. From another angle, you can also see the Cathedral of St. Paul:
I have included the link to the Cathedral because after we were finished hanging out on the roof of the Capitol, we went and took a very interesting tour of the Cathedral.
Because I am studying for my Photoshop midterm exam this week, you should guess that that photo above has been edited. I will show you the original exposure in a moment and you will see how hazy the light was that day. In terms of editing, first I created two additional levels layers for this photo. One I adjusted for the sky to make it more dynamic. The second I adjusted for the Cathedral, to lighten it. Once I was happy with that, I put a film filter on the photo. I used DXO FilmPack 3 for that. For this photo I picked Kodak elite extra color 100 setting, because I really liked the color boost. Then I did some final sharpening in Photoshop.
I wrote about DXO FilmPack 3 last week because it is being offered free until October 31st. I am including the link again in case you missed it. I’m really enjoying it and maybe you would too.
Here is my original photo:
What do you think? Do you like my edited version? Feel free to leave a comment below. If you don’t want to talk about my editing, feel free to leave me good luck and encouragement on my exam, I’d appreciate it!