Tribute to Tim Burton
OK, so two years ago or so I was shooting a wedding near Rend Lake, Illinois. Where is that? Go to St. Louis and keep going, then turn right and there you are (after awhile). The morning of the wedding I had some time to kill so I decided to take a hike around the lake and shoot some fall colors. Eventually I came across this cool tree with vines and bare branches. As a lover of Tim Burton, I decided to shoot it with an incorrect color balance to make it spooky. It didn’t really come off (see photo on left) and I filed it. For some reason today, I decided to give it a go in photoshop and came up with the version on the right. I kind of like it. Don’t ask me what I did, because I don’t remember. It involved layers, inversions, dodge/burn, blur and sharpen.
As a side note (ahem… Doug), I shot this on a Nikon D70 with a 50mm lens. ISO 400. 1/125 @ f2.0. Tungsten white balance. Large fine jpeg. Proves you can get a good shot with nearly any camera, eh?