The strolling ladies command quite a presence on the streets of Salamanca, Spain during their chilly Sunday afternoon stroll. One brave gentleman was determined to “break through the pack” rather than go around.
I’m sure I was quite underdressed that day compared to these gals! Oh, well… I am who I am.
I’m always amazed at what this old, gnarly tree can endure and, to this day, the tree still stands. (Click on the image for a larger view)
ISO 160 / F 3.5 / 1/400
Combination of two main images plus treeline layers added and blended while the subject was flipped horizontally for more a pleasing composition. Creek was removed as I found it distracting ~ I wanted the emotion of the subject to be the main focus. Color was desaturated enough to give a vintage tone, wanted the dress color to tie in with the trees and a slight warming filter was added. Falling snow was added in layers with a motion blur added to the final top snow layer. Eraser tool removed any distracting snow on face.
My dilemma was whether to remove any snow in front of the face to emphasize her expression or leave some to appear more realistic. Hmmm…
I would love to give this a painted look. Any suggestions?
The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets