It’s the Little Things
Three bright green stripes and a window. Early morning. A small town in the middle of Illinois farm country, population 1,500.
It is so quiet here – only birdsong, the soft sigh of a breeze rustling through the corn rows, the occasional semi carrying its load along US Route 30. Train tracks lie in wait. Silver-sided silos gleam, reflecting rays of sunlight, sentinels standing guard against the sapphire sky. The morning mist slowly dissipates.
I walk slowly through the silence. Contemplative. Looking. Seeing. Searching for the details, the overlooked, the forgotten. Capturing a window; a mysterious opening that somehow contains a vast expanse of ocean; the far horizon; the rising sun. Another world.
Photography: it’s the little things.
Texture Tuesday Processing
- Insert an image of an early morning sky. Re-size to fit the upper portion of the window glass. Overlay blend mode; 75% opacity.
- Run the Pencil Sketch action; 75% opacity
- Enhance the midtone contrast using a High-Pass filter
- Increase overall contrast with a levels adjustment
- Add the Portrait Texture, Darken blend mode