I merged 3 images in photomatix pro 4, and applied the painterly 4 template. After that, I did a few lighting adjustments in photomatix and then process the final image. The final image was then moved into Lightroom 5 and Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 where I spent a good two hours changing the colors of every leaf (as well as those in the reflection).
I used to live up north, Sussex county, but have moved around a lot but settled in ocean county by the shore. Keep snapping those photos!!! lease let me know where they were taken if you can!! I have not been to the area of Watchung is it? What county is that? Middlesex or Somerset?
The Watchung Reservation is part of Somerset County.
As for the location, the majority of them were taken on the trails at the base of Lake Surprise (easily found on Google), and then off some beaten path's near the Deserted Village. Fire Water was taken in the middle of the summer and all the leaves were green and yellow, but the felection came out so perfectly that I wanted to make something special of the image. I am going to go back there today though and try and retake the picture but with natural Autumn colored leaves.
I will be sure to let you know when I get that picture done, but it might be a while because I want to finish the set of photo's with my first model (Shayna Craig) (you should check her out), and then I will post some more landscape shots before I start my next set with two new model's.
eclaire291Featured By OwnerJun 1, 2013Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow! I'm a sucker for waterscapes, so I was naturally charmed by this photo. The fiery lighting works so well and offers and interesting concept when paired with water. It's something that appeals to my senses. Great work!
Thank you. I'm glad to hear you like it. I had to play with the colors in this one, because the water looked dirty, so I had to find a way to make it look better. Good to know I chose the right settings for it.