Yesterday, I stopped by Baker Beach before heading home. The rain had stopped but the wind was still blowing and the clouds were rolling through.
Here’s another before and after comparison of this image shot with my Nikon D600 handheld standing on the edge of the parking lot at Baker Beach shooting toward Lands End. The homes to the left are in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco.
Below is the original, straight out of the camera shot – rather flat and boring. I thought so at the time – although I liked the composition a lot. Among other things, you might notice a smudge in the clouds – apparently from some moisture on the outside of the lens.
I processed the final image using Photoshop CS6 ending up with over 10 layers of adjustments and tweaks. As I worked with the image, I kept seeing more things in the image and it sucked me in to having lots of fun playing with some of the recent tricks that Doug Kaye and I have been experimenting with.