I like the original very much. The only reason I hadn’t published it is because it is so much like a couple of others I did publish. I doubt anyone but another photographer would see the differences or frankly, care. There are differences. The angle. How many trees are visible. The color of the sky. Oh, and the red truck you can barely see on the far right.

Original. Stone bridge over the Blackstone River

The original was a simple photograph of the stone bridge over the Blackstone river. I didn’t use any special processing except for a smidgeon of de-saturation and a bit of extra texture on the stones of the bridge.

Old Photo – Neural Photoshop
Neural Sunset – Photoshop

I added these two as one because they were so similar, I wasn’t sure which one I liked better. The texturized one — on burlap — has better color, but the posterized version has more intensity. I guess it’s a matter of what you like.

What do you like?

Categories: #BlackstoneRiver, #gallery, #Photography, Blackstone Valley, River

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6 replies

  1. I liked the old style black and white and the golden hour ones best. Not sure I could choose between them. The bridge is so classic.


  2. I’ve not looked extensively into using filters. They can be effective for sure. Can often improve or even save a shot. My simple problem is that my filter library is not very extensive. I need to beef it up.


    • The problem is that the “new” operating system for PCs AND the Mac may or may not support other filters. I just bought a set which is essentially unusable as plugins, so if I want to use them, I have to go external — which I am rarely willing to do. I already spend way too much time processing pictures. I suppose it depends on how much time you are willing to devote to photos.


  3. I also liked the sunset one.


  4. I like the sunset contrast!



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