I’m pretty sure I peed my pants when I opened this shot on my screen …
I was playing around with the sun and light but I had no idea I had captured this coolness. I’m totally, most geekily, thrilled. heh.
I processed it with one of the many fabulous free actions from Isabelle Lafrance. This one is Make It Last from her Lift Up Your Soul set. Isabelle is one talented lady. And generous! (and a fellow Canadian .. woot!) You can check out her inspiring photostream on flickr and be prepared to stay awhile.
Here’s the original shot, SOOC (straight out of camera) …
You can see how the action and a few tweaks and adjustments that I made on the first one, deepened the colours and made everything rich and bright.
You know, years ago (many, many years ago!) when I didn’t know how to do anything other than press the button on a toss-away film camera from the drugstore, shots like these with sun flares or ‘strange’ light would show up here and there and I’d throw them in the garbage, cursing them for being ruined.