View Full Version : Old Church w/ gray sky

04-16-2012, 05:22 PM
This is a two hundred year old church near my house. It was very rainy and cloudy. How can I get the sky more attractive?


04-16-2012, 06:09 PM
I did do a layer mask and spray painted the sky and then lowered the opacity


04-16-2012, 06:56 PM
i like it better with the blue. did you ever try it with a sun set look?

04-16-2012, 06:59 PM
i like it better with the blue. did you ever try it with a sun set look?

I am trying, but not coming out very well

04-16-2012, 07:10 PM
Ya looking at it now and trying to put at sun set would be hard. Was not thinking that you would also need to change the tone of the church. Do you use nik soft? Just thinking you could try it in there hdr program and you might be able to pull some of the textures out of the clouds. Might even be able to do in it light room 4 with the new brush tools.

04-16-2012, 10:02 PM
OK, I took a short tutorial on texturing in GIMP and made this. I REALLY like how it came out


04-17-2012, 05:20 AM
I really like the way you have processed that last one. Nice one

04-17-2012, 09:02 AM
Nice processing here AT and a good comp.
To get the sky in camera - Polarizer if the sun's position is good - or neutral grad filter - or HDR

Bol Ray
04-19-2012, 01:18 AM
Nice job with the Post processing.

04-19-2012, 02:18 AM
Thanks Runmonty, Mark, and Bol Ray!!!

I have really surprised myself how well the image came out. As for the shot, there is zero crop nor rotation of the image. The first image above is basically the RAW image.

04-19-2012, 10:50 PM
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:...yo u know which one I'm talk'n 'bout.

04-20-2012, 04:05 PM
Yep, love the texture one. Even with the blue sky added in the second is still rather flat.

Mad Aussie
04-20-2012, 05:21 PM
Good work with that texture AT!!

05-20-2012, 02:19 PM
Nice post processing! Maybe you can play around with different lighting effects so it looks more realistic with a natural light source look.