After Before Friday-week 50
On the way to the San Rafael swell, we passed through the small town of Salina, Utah. It’s just a little podunk town on the way to somewhere.
When we were headed down, this caught my eye but we couldn’t stop. On the way back north, I told Al he needed to stop so I could get a photo. I love these old time advertisements on the side of buildings. Sadly, you just don’t see very many anymore. This one looked like it had been covered up by a building, or maybe just bricked over. I would like to think this would be preserved, but I doubt it very much.
It was hard to get a clear shot because there was a tall wood fence. This is my after edits photo.
There was still so much color in the painting, but sadly part of the image was covered up by the newer bricks. This is the photo before edits. It was a cloudy day so the lighting was not very good.
Basically, I enhanced about everything. I used an HDR preset as a starting point, then adjusted from there. I wanted to bring the colors out the way they actually were that day. After adjusting for lightness, colors, and clarity, I used the adjustment brush on the lettering, and the face. This helped lighten these areas more, and made the letters more visible.
Here are a couple more images I took that day. This one shows the lettering below the face. I wish I could tell what the ad was actually for, but I couldn’t see the lettering well enough.
Here is another wider view, pesky fence though.
To see more wonderful after, before editing head over to Visual Venturing.