Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Blues, Courtesy of Ike

Another casualty of Hurricane Ike, but possibly this place wasn't much to begin with. Is it interesting enough for a "flotsam and jetsam" submission?

Camera info: Nikon D200, 18 - 70mm 3.5-4.5 lens at f8 and 1/80th, ISO 400, white balance cloudy

Post Processing: selected sky highlights and multiplied them on a new layer, Touch of Light on the writing, merged into a colorburn layer at 47% but masked off sky, copied into a softlight layer at 55%, selected writing and multiplied then overlayed it to increase contrast, Levels layer for global brightening, Curves for contrast, merged and cloned out distracting pieces of trash, the Edge and the highpass filter in Softlight for sharpening.


  1. I like the blue. I think it makes for an interesting subject. I am not sure that I like the perspective that you used. The sky does not seem to go with the main subject.

  2. Keep looking. Not interesting enough. I think you need to show devastation and not just "beat up" from the storm. Was it really this blue?