Creating Cinematic Tones
Formula Code - YRQPYDF
I knew immediately with this photo that my main goal would be simply to make the image look a bit more cinematic - like a still from a film. The FORE overlay from Radiance always works really well with sunlight so I added and adjusted the orientation in such a way that it would add a light to dark effect from top to bottom. Next, the FORESTRY overlay from Landscape Enhance helped me to increase the drama in the sunlight in the bottom right corner while 1960 from Vintage Gradient added just the slightest amount of focused light in the middle of the image right down the pathway. INSIDIOUS from Atmospheric allowed me to darken the bottom left and top right corners, calling the viewer's attention to the stream of sunlight pouring through the forest. The last overlay I added was the SUNFLOWER Light Leak, mostly just to be cute before applying the PX-680 ALT film preset and adjusting my polishing tools to give this image the cinematic look I was looking for.