Working at it
Ever since i posted the original shot of this image I had second thoughts about it… I felt like I had managed to cook the image in PS. After numerous attempts over the past 6 months to get it right I finally did last night! I think anyway… 😛
This time around I used a different capture, took a accurate white balance reading, and kept photoshop to only a few layers! This gave the more natural look I strive for and still showed of the sunlight exploding on the mountain (which I waited 3 nights for!) The previous two nights had clouds blocking the sunlight from reaching the moutain but I knew that if there was a gap one night the mountain would look sweet! And it did!
For anyone who hadnt read the original post, I camped about 200m from this location with two cousins in the mountains in the western part of colorado. This little stream was amazing but freezing! The whole time I was shooting this scene I had my eyes peeled for bears and coyotes! Bit more used to the aussie snakes and kangas!