As the gusts of wind made it difficult to stand upright, let alone take sharp pictures, I thought I would try a little experimentation on a couple of spare pix. I call this image Wood, Stone, Brick. It was cropped from a larger photo because I liked the effect of the sunbeams falling on the different surfaces.
The next picture was taken in Cape Town's new Biodiversity Gardens at Greenpoint and I'll do a post about this in the near future. My point of departure was an oversaturated and underexposed photo, with nasty greens and blues, as a result of forgetting to change from the John S Filter on the Hipstamatic App.
First, I lightened the exposure and applied a fairly hefty dose of blur.
I quite liked the watercolour effect that this produced, so I tinkered around and cropped the image to just the people on the bridge.
I also tried a black and white version with selective colour ...
... but finally came to the conclusion that adding the Toaster filter to the image worked best of all.