I took the photo from last week and tried it with Kim's Dream-Like recipe from this week. Although her image came out with a beautiful golden glow, I'm underwhelmed with how my image came out.
It looks really flat to me. Disappointing.
I'm feeling like it needs some kind of Rescue Treatment to save it.
Where did I go wrong? Did I pick the wrong image for this treatment?
Maybe it will look better in the morning?
For the record, here are the steps Photo Processing :
Layer 1 : Background Image
Layer 2 : Copy background image.
Enhance >Adjust Color > Color Variations
Mid-tones : Increase Red Shadows : Increase Red Adjust intensity
Layer 3 : Adjustment Layer - Brightness / Contrast - Lower Contrast to -50
Layer 4 : Adjustment Layer - Gradient Map > BtoW Screen Blend Mode 40%
Layer 5 : Adjustment Layer - Solid Color > Blue Exclusion at 24%
Layer 6 : Adjustment Layer - Hue Saturation or Levels
Layer 7 : Hue Saturation - Lower Yellows
Layer 8 : Add Kim Klassen's Yesteryear Texture Soft Light 65%
Layer 9 : Add Kim Klassen's Thursday Texture Soft Light 40%
Layer 10 : Add Text Caflisch Pro Script
In this version, I added 1 more layer of Texture to make the sky a little more interesting.
More like Dorothy in Kansas in a dust storm, not Oz.
Here's the original photo taken this summer.
Here's the rendering from last week.
I dream in Technicolor, so in my mind, this is more dream-like.