This week’s image by Susan Keller is a bit of a challenge. The curve of the road with the trees is great. There is a lot of potential here, though I would probably have taken the image from lower down, pointing the camera slightly up, so the teenager would look bigger and stronger. The sun flare is just awesome though, so I couldn’t resist playing around a bit.
First I edited out distractions in the background like the pole and the metal box. I pushed up the brightness and contrast a lot and moved the levels around a bit. I also heightened the exposure on the teenager to make him a bit brighter.
Then I experimented with some filters in Photoshop CS4 I haven’t tried before.
Film grain Filter