Cold . Cold . Oh yeah did I mention it is cold outside. It is rare for a puddle to turn into an ice cube where I live. This time of the year it is usually in the mid 60s F. or 15-18C . Cool but not cold. However I did get outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun. While on my stroll around I noticed an ice cube of a mud puddle. There was a curving line I loved the pattern of it . I decided to try and create a small landscape . Out of my comfort zone .
This is almost the edit I had in my mind but it misses the mark some. There were some things I failed to notice in the scene that made it outside of my scope of knowledge in the post processing field so I went another direction .
Where I missed the mark (in my mind ) is I wanted a smooth surface with just the white lines in the ice. Something simple.
This is as far as I could go in lightroom . I was able to bend the colors to fit my mental image. The grass I could probably sort out some in Photoshop which I may try while drinking my Coffee in the morning .
This is the reality of my starting point . A hazy clump of ice no more than 2 feet(60cm) across and maybe 1 inch thick (2.5cm). While this is not the success of what I pictured it was a success in the fact I think I have learned what not to do for the next time and also what does not work for lighting . I was able to add to the database of what not to do today so it was a good thing. Without failure there is no success. I do hope you have or had a great day . If I am able to get this closer to what my mind saw I will do an update to this blog entry .