Rayyan, another nice tribute to the "campagne alsaciene" landscapes.
The second shot on the cathedral square, though full of colors, is -can't really explain why or how- reminiscent of one of Steve's black&whites!
Sitting in a sidewalk cafe passing time ( reminds me of Otis Reading )..
And so flows the river; through small towns and villages..
And through the biggest of cities and countries.
Bearing witness to history for centuries and more...
Rayyan, Beautiful Pair...# 2 Is Gorgeous!
Jason the process I use is very very simple. I use CS3.
step 1: create 3 layers of your photo ( bg, bg copy 1, bg copy 2)
step 2: bg and bg copy 1; change the blend mode to multiply
step 3: bg copy 1 and bg copy 2; change the blend mode to soft light
step 4: layer mask and/or gradient tool and/or brush plus/or opacity control to vary effect of bg and bg copy 1
step 5: same as step 4 for bg copy 1 and bg copy 2
you should mix and match, play with curves on any combo of 2 layers.
Very simple to do; much harder to write about.
Maybe you can do it in PS Elements too, but I don't have it.
Step 6: selective sharpening 98% of the time using NIK Sharpner.
Seriously, super super nice shot Jason! And spot on treatment!
Splendid series Woody. No doubt the G one will do wonders in your hands, too.
Let's have some sidewalk cafe culture...the French way..
Vive la France!!
Image title: "It's no Fairytale". This is the wording on the poster behind the woman.
D700+Nikkor 35mm f/2 - [email protected]/11 ISO800
Jason: Somebody has to do it!
Corlan: Paris? Which Le dome were you at?
Tim: Seemed to work well this time. Remember quality, not quantity.
Thanks for your well wishes. I seemed to have stretched a few things or the other.
Thank you both.
Back on the Swiss trail...
Ayesha called me to ask where I was after 3 hours? She had reached Winteregg in 1/2 an hour. Anyway I was supposed to continue down for another hour and a half..
Sure enough, I saw the town down below..
Seemed so small. I passed through some open fields, and some bright sunshine, but constantly the descent was steep and dark..and mostly covered in mist/fog.
My kness were refusing to carry me, but sheer will power pushed me forward.
I reached the town at last. Almost giving up, I wanted to check-in to a hotel, but thought the better of it. Called Ayesha, told her I shall be on the cable-car and the final train to Murren.
The station was the most welcome sight.
Took the small cable-car. Transferred to an even smaller train and was home
as the sun was setting for this day.
I had taken a long abandoned trail. I had descended from 1650 mts to 800 mts along a treacherous path. I had been on the path for 5 hours. It seemed a lot longer to me.
Ayesha was at Murren. She helped me walk back to the hotel. We could not but notice the grandeur of the Eiger and the Monch as the sun set over the Bernese Alps.
Moral for me: Next time take the train. I am past such adventures. And yes, I should pay more attention to directions!
Rayyan...You've seen it All & documented & narrated it so well! Love the last shot!
As we travelled across the Alsace Region of France..