In like a lion, out like a lamb, March is skittering off the stage and April is rounding the bend. The CDPB Theme Day (first of the month) for March was Graffiti and in the spirit of March, I decided to offer you one more graffiti post for the month. I will postpone the April theme of “Water” until the second, so that I can make an announcement tomorrow; be sure to check back, it’s pretty cool!
The train is actually moving in this photo, I found the graffiti and was all set when I heard these Canadian Pacific GP40’s chugging on from stage-left. It was a grimy pre-spring day when I was out and the colors were rather bland, so I ran for my trusty over-saturated look to process this photo.
I process all my photos for mitchster.com in Adobe Lightroom only — there is no Photoshopping of any of my photos. I’m a bit of a National Geographic Photographer wanna-be. If you haven’t tried Lightroom, I strongly suggest it, the power and speed is incredible. I can organize and process hundreds of photos very quickly.
One of my favorite options is to copy-and-paste settings — adjust a photo, then copy the settings to another photo from the same shoot and you’re done. In this case I had several photos of the graffiti and after I created the effects you see, I pasted them to several photos and found the one it worked best on.