So the other day I was chatting with my chiropractor and he asked me if I could take one of his images and redo it. Well, you know me right? I couldn’t wait to take a crack at it and I didn’t want to hold back. Do I ever??? He didn’t want me to give credit here so I am posting his “before” image with his blessing. The “after” (my rework) is below it.
A couple of things I’m trying to notice more is light. I loved the structure of the barn and the birds on the original image, but it just didn’t have much light so I created through Nik Color Efex.
I also didn’t think it had much interest regarding the sky so I did a quick fix and selected the barn, inverted the selection, masked it out and dropped a sky and a tree in. The sky is actually from one of my own images which includes the hills to the right side of the barn and I obtained the tree from a site that has royalty free images, so I blended them together into the background.
I also love textures of barns, so I “tried” to bring that out more by some sharpening techniques. Lastly, I applied a texture and colorized the entire image so it felt cohesive. Enjoy the blast of color!