Making something old, even older
I haven’t done an After-Before Friday post in way too long. So this week, I’m jumping in for sure.
I took this truck photo at Rhyolite. I love old rusty trucks anyway, and this one had the cool building in the background, so bonus points there.
This is the photo after I did my editing.
And this is the before.
The first thing I can say is shooting in the bright afternoon, in the bright desert, really washes out a photo. So the first thing I did was fix that, to the extreme in Lightroom. I really wanted to punch up the photo so I used a preset I have called Punchy HDR. That gave me this photo, and honestly I could have stopped right there.
But while I was photographing the truck, I took a closeup of the rusty door. So I took that photo and layered it over this one to get the final result. It just made it that much more old and gnarly looking. I am loving experimenting with layers and textures. It’s a whole new look and feel.
What do you think?
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