I return from the Portland, Oregon images and back to the National Harbor, Maryland images. Just to take a break from Portland stuff since I’m sitting on a healthy back catalogue from my various adventures.
I kinda lost the plot with this image. I was layering filters on top of filters with more filters and realized I lost the purpose of the image. So I reset and tried again from my base image in Photoshop. An important tip on why working with layers is a good thing!
After my moment of I don’t know where I am going with the image I just took a layer with some color saturation and masked that in. Then I went into Camera Raw and removed the noise from the cloud somewhat. I didn’t want to lose all of it because the cloud is cool and the visual weight of the image. After that I masked that in and said done. So about 15 layers of useless work later I’m happy – enough.