Going in Circles


Sometimes it’s fun to mix up your photography using filters and effects.  I took a nice picture of a lake scene with fall colors earlier this week at Callaway Gardens.  But it was a little boring…straight lines, nicely executed, but nothing special.  I noticed the layers in the trees and the waves of the lake and decided to play with Photoshop’s Polar Coordinates filter.  It wrapped the waves of the lake around my layers of fall colors quite nicely.  Fun!

In case you’re wondering, here’s the original image.

Some images work very nicely with this sort of effect.  Others do not!  It’s fun to experiment.  I think I would have liked the effect even better without the little buildings.  Oh well, maybe next time!

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