After_Before Friday week 8

This week, I chose this image for ABFriday Forum week 8, hosted by Stacy Fischer,at Visual Venturing. The picture was taken at the Water Reservoir of Zuata Park, in Aragua state, Venezuela. two weeks ago while celebrating my father’s 80 birthday anniversary. Obviously, the idea was to capture the cloudy sky and its reflection on the water.

What I did for edition was just my basic routine to all my pictures in Photoshop CS3:

Adjustments in level and contrast, and blurring highlights and dodging shadows and midtones separately, to increase the drama of the sky’s contrast. This time, I also decided to crop the image eliminating that strip of land in the foreground, for the reflection of the sky not to be contained but rather to flow freely trough the spectator imagination.