Continuing the drive around Lake Tahoe, I snapped this last weekend when we stopped for a snack (blueberry pancakes and home fries ~ I know, all carbs). The clouds kept changing, so I kept shooting from my seat on the deck outdoors at Zepher Cove.
A bit of play to get to this point ~ converting the image to black and white in LightRoom, a selective color adjustment for blacks in PhotoShop, as well as a curves adjustment. A blurred gradient was added with an overlay blend mode and masked away through the branches. Light rays were barely visible, so I made more in PhotoShop and placed them with a blending mode of soft light with a reduced opacity.
Then something new ~ I used the Color Look Up feature and chose Foggy Night set to a reduced opacity. The Color Look Up feature reminds me of a mini Topaz ReStyle. There are some interesting effects in there.
I must get my camera cleaned soon to avoid those dust specks on images!!
If interested, I’ll post a tutorial on Light Rays ~ or you can google how to make your own. Then save the file to pull out any time you need some!