This paddle composition has been on my backlog for a several months. I finally got around to working on it earlier this week. As I started my typical workflow, I had a black and white treatment in mind. The white balanced color view didn’t seem to offer as much, so I also tried a vintage Kodachrome emulation treatment with Alien Skin’s Exposure 7 and liked the results. Some additional tweaking in Filter Forge resulted in the image below.
I decided to also try a mashup of the color image with a sepia treatment. I’ve used variations of this approach several times in the past. In this treatment, I allowed a little more color in the paddles. It’s a cool effect, but is comparably a little flatter image.
I like the black and white, but am leaning towards the color, because of its rustic feel and bolder primary colors. If you have a preference, please let me know. For the best viewing experience, click and image for a high resolution version. Thanks for stopping by today!