On the way home the sun suddenly broke though the clouds and illuminated the trees, which are just turning colour, with the most fabulous gold. The sky was stormy and the light was perfect - but - nowhere to stop safely, and and irritated motor cycle behind me so I couldn't even go slow to enjoy it. The next minute the sun went in for the rest of the day.
So when I got home I decided to convert one of the earlier photos to one with colours reminiscent of the trees, and this is what I came up with:
- RAW processed in Lightroom 2
- sharpened using high pass filter in PSE8
- extra layers made via the fractalius plug in with overlay and saturation blending modes
I then remembered coming home in similar stormy weather last week when the sun suddenly came out under the clouds for a few minutes - and this was the effect: