From 2019 when I went on a 1/2 day swamp tour outside of New Orleans. My experience with Josh this morning led me to do a full week tour with him in 2020. While this looks wild, it’s actually a man-made canal that connects a big lake to some smaller ones. We didn’t get any more color than this, but I did my best to accentuate it. Luckily the clouds stayed dramatic and I think the textures there contrast nicely with the trees. Just after this Josh spotted a Barred owl just hanging out in one of those trees. It was pretty cool.
So it’s not as sharp as it could be. Should have upped the shutter speed. Does that matter? Scrap it?
Handheld in a kayak
Lr for a bit of a crop and basic tonal management, a white balance tweak, texture & some lens distortion correction. Topaz Sharpen to try to find some detail. Photoshop for some distraction removal and some luminosity masks to tease apart the mid-tones, manage highlights in the clouds and a spot of color grading.