I showed you some local house pics the other day, all with snow and Christmas lights. After letting them sit for awhile, I decided that some post processing amendments were in order.
I think the dark sky was too black in all of the photos, so I softened the above photo with some fake snow. I also lit the house a little bit more.
I think it helped by softening the photo and adding a little extra interest. I did the same thing below. It's not exactly the same point of view in the two photos but it's the same house. This was the house where the lady came out to chat for a bit.
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I didn't think the following photo required snow, but I thought it needed something to take it to the next level.
So, I changed the sky. I used one of my star photos from the summer.
I think it helps quite a lot.
I could probably do the sky replacement thing in the first two photos as well, but it's not that important to me as I'm just experimenting with different techniques. I mean to say, none of my work is going to make it to the Louvre, so there is a limit to what I will do (he said grinning).
So that was the result of my experimenting. Sometimes, you just have to let things sit and gel for awhile before the light (so to speak) dawns on you. I'm glad I made the changes that I did in these cases.
I think I will turn the last photo into a Christmas card. There is enough room at the bottom for a "Merry Christmas." So ... you will probably see this photo one more time closer to the 25th..