I have to give a big shout out to John Barclay for taking the time to help me open my eyes on how to bring a lifeless image alive with Photoshop and Nik software.
After I posting the “Before” lifeless image of Sparks Lane in Cades Cove on Facebook, John was kind enough to offer me some tips on how to bring it to life without me soliciting his help. Needless to say, I was extremely happy he was willing to share his expertise. John went over and beyond just the “Hey, you should adjust levels and add contrast, etc…” and took his time to make me a short video on the steps he would take to help my image come alive. This has opened up a whole new way of editing for me and I am very excited to finally get started experimenting and playing with Photoshop CS6 and Nik software! I have finally finished all baseball projects and am eager to begin learning more about editing… I’m more eager, though, to get out and about and start shooting the beautiful outdoors again. I leave tomorrow for NC mountains and maybe make my way to WV for a few days with my traveling partner me, myself and I. Then I head down to FL with the family to shoot baseball and sunrise/sunsets at the beach for a week. I am very happy to have some down time before things get crazy different for the Massey family in July! More on that later.