In response my Zombtropolis post Whiteface, Mr Obviously Zed, commented that I needed some fog to complete the scene in one of my pictures. Hmmmmm?
I recently gained access to the use of Photoshop through work and although I certainly don't count myself as proficient in any way whatsoever (I really don't use it much) I thought I'd have a bit of a play and see what could be done. I had no idea where to start what I wanted to do so after a couple of google searches and copious use of the 'Step Backwards', read Undo, button - I came up with this. This one's for you Oliver.
|Ray could see the creatures moving in the fog below.|
As a reminder, here's the picture as originally posted.
|Look Mom, no fog!|
Whilst I didn't have a specific objective in mind I thought I'd play with a couple more shots.
|Street Scene - Before|
|Street Scene - After|
|Wrecks - Before|
|Wrecks - After Photoshop|
Whilst I'm not intending to doctor every picture I post in Photoshop I can certainly see the benefits of 'airbrushing' a few shots here and there and for cutting out things like coffee cups that you didn't see where in the frame when you took the shot, like in the last picture, there's certainly something to be said about what it enables you to do.
Whether it remains a bit of a gimmick or something I use more frequently remains to be seen, but the potential benefits for the story-telling aspect of the hobby are undeniable.
Oh, and if I happen look 10 years younger and 20lbs lighter in my next profile picture - I owe it all to good clean living.