Solitude In A Misty Wood.
For me there is nothing quite so spiritual as a solitary walk through a natural wood or Forest. The absence of a seven year old daughter crashing through the undergrowth is one of life´s little pleasure´s.
A seven year-old daughter crashing through an adventure park, on the other hand is something altogether different, (they call it Dad/Daughter bonding ) and just goes to prove that everything in life has it´s own little niche!
I took this shot earlier this month whilst on a trip to London, the place was Richmond Park very early in the morning. A misty and autumnal day, I was looking for rutting Deer to photograph. The serenity of the place was amazing.
I applied Color Efex Pro 2.0´s IR Film filter to this but to be honest, this is not NIK Software´s finest moment (Color Efex Pro 4,0 may well have addressed the limited capabilities of CEP 2, I have´nt checked it out, as i´ll only end up wanting it)!
At this point I feel that I really should give out a shout to Digital Darkroom Techniques´ blog on wordpress, check out Brandon Brasseaux´s Tutorial on IR Effects in Photoshop.
I´m an Elements 10 user , which does´nt have the Channel Mixer, so i´m not able to do it in Elements but i´m sure there´s a way around it. My finances don´t stretch to Photoshop CS, what with lenses, accessories and the like, so i´m reliant on other software, though you could argue that it´s a false economy. Presets are less work but may be less rewarding.
While you´re at Digital Darkroom Techniques, you might want to check out Emily Gooch´s post on the devastation caused by not backing up files, (been there and done it ), as i´m sure everyone has! (My wife thinks i´m paranoid for backing up to a 1 TB External Hardrive, a Flash drive and Adobe´s Photoshop.com online storage, but she´s the one who loses something forever once a month, not me)!
Mike Moruzi´s Tutorial on composite images looks interesting too, again it´s Photoshop and i´ll have to see if it can be applied to Elements 10.
Canon 50D, f/11, 1/100sec. ISO 400, 70mm