Lonely day on the sea wall.
I thought that would be a good picture to apply some special effects to, so I did.
The following renditions all came about using the Topaz plug-in for Photoshop.
The following, though, is my favorite. Compare the original to the following. Notice that the original has a significant blue tint throughout the picture. There simply was too much blue around me in the blue sky and the blue water. I tried changing the white balance but was not satisfied.
What I decided to do was place a mask on everything except those 13 posts making up the part of the seawall that the pelican is sitting on. Then I took the unmasked posts to the Topaz plug-in and applied some filters to it until I got the grungy brown posts, which I think make a much better overall picture.
Smile if you love pelicans….
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