This is tip #23 of 101 digital imaging tips I plan to post here over the next few months. Stay tuned.
Today's tip: Remove reality to create a more artistic image.
When you remove the true color from a scene, you remove some of the reality. When you remove some of the reality, your picture can look more creative and artistic.
The same is true for sharpness.
Here I used the Midnight filter in Nik Software's Color Efex Pro to create a more artistic image from a shot I took today in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
Camera info: Canon 7D and Canon 24-105mm IS lens.
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Explore the light,