Textured Tuesday’s theme is Black & White & Textured. Typically, I wouldn’t use a texture on a nature photo, but a slight grungy texture added a bit more drama to the clouds. More details on processing below.
First I used a LR for a little bit of sharpening and then used a preset to convert the image to B&W. At first I tried to make it appear like a cyanotype, but I didn’t like how cool the photo was, so I selected a preset that had warmer tones and then adjusted the curves, bumping up the green to give that ghostly feel to the tree limbs and the bird’s head. Then, in ACR, I “hand-tinted” the background a very pale blue. Added the textured “Frosted”, which I also handtinted in ACR using the same shade, and then removed the texture from most of the image except in the upper corners.
Here is the SOOC image, taken just before sunrise last January a few minutes before sunrise on Sanibel Island.