After a spending a few hours up in Goleta at the Elwood Butterfly Reserve, a couple of friends and myself decided to stop in Carpinteria on the way back to take a look at the seals and walk along the bluff to take photos. I’ve taken several photos of this tree over the years but never processed it like this!
First I cropped the image in Snapseed then I selected Tune Image and used the following settings:
- Brightness: 35
- Ambiance: -40
- Contrast: 5
- Saturation: 25
- Shadows: 60
- Warmth: 20
I used TouchRetouch HD to get rid of the leaves on the right side of the photo.
I only wanted to add some textures to the image so I decided to see what I could achieve using Mextures. I went through quite a few until I came across “The Hammer” by @TheJustinJohnston in the Fall Formulas. It gave the photo a summery/fairyland feel. The formula consists of 5 layers, one of which is “Blizzard” (Mode: Screen, Orientation: 1, Opacity: 45%) which I turned off. I also adjusted the Opacity on most of the other layers.
PhotoToaster is a nice app so I looked through the textures and in the 2nd set noticed “Bokeh” and “Bokeh II”. I decided on Bokeh II as it blended really nice with the colors of the photo.
I was now ready to add my logo/watermark in iWatermark.
The final step was creating the Before and After photo in Leonardo.
List of apps used in this post and their links in the iTunes store…
Products used in this post (amazon.com affiliate links unless otherwise noted)…
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch Tilting OLED Touchscreen [Body Only] Silver (not affiliate link as this model has been discontinued)
- Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom Lens (Silver) for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras
- [5-in-1] RAVPower FileHub Wireless SD Card Reader with Built-in 3000mAh External Battery Pack)