Of course we want reality in our lives.
That’s why we put on make-up, and fake nails, hair, clothing that slims, clothing that builds up, paint our fences, and I could go on. So the reality was that the sky was beautiful on Friday. But the truth was that my picture didn’t show it right. Here is your proof – Paul Bunyan standing around in Three Rivers. This picture shows perfectly blue sky with no filter necessary.
And right across the parking lot the sky was this color.
A warning to future photographers: neither spit nor shoot pictures into the sun. Or is that wind?
Anyway. shooting into the sun washes out the sky, and I don’t like the color of bleach it uses. However, there are times that you either shoot into the sun, or you don’t get the picture, and this was one of them. I didn’t want a backwards sign, and I wasn’t coming back in the morning. So stuck between a rock and the sun, I chose the rock, and got rid of the sun’s damaging effect to my perfect sign and rock.
I fixed it. And it was so easy. I simply picked a color I liked from the many palates of color. Then I used my paintbrush tool and colored in the lines. I got fairly close to the trees, then I zoomed in by pressing command 1, and made the size of the paintbrush tip small. I dotted between the leaves – click, click, click. Now close to the tree line with a little blue like a Monet – click, click, click. Next, I went to the spray tip, and painted in a few white clouds. Finally I blended them with the mixer brush until I was happy that they looked natural. And voilá – a perfectly made-up sky, ready to face the day.
Do you like the look?