I was looking back through some of the last few months of images and realized that there is a whole subset (now a Lightroom catalog) of images that I felt had potential, but that I didn’t yet know how to accomplish in post processing what I was seeing in my mind when I originally imported them.
This is one of those images….the post on it is not perfect, but I was able to get it to a point where I’m happy with it. Spent a bit more time on this one than normal in post (usually 15-20 minutes max for me on an image), but alot of it was learning time.
Those viewing that are familiar with this area realize that I’m actually facing AWAY from the attraction (the Keeper of the Plains statue on the river) and looking back toward the parking area. There are a BUNCH of huge electrical lines running horizontal and poles running vertical between the parking area and the bridge. Removing those proved a challenge, mainly due to the fact that the color gradiations on this image go both horizontally and vertically. Spot-Healing was problematic at best, but through a combination of various content-aware tools and some clone stamping I was able to clean them out.