Winter Warmth – Glamour Glow Tip
The sun is getting warmer around here but it was still very cold a day after a major snowstorm. That sun has a lot of work to do given how much snow we’ve received in Minnesota and how little has melted this year.
I processed this with Photomatix 5 using 3 bracketed shot and chose the Vibrant preset for the Contrast Optimizer. After that I used Nik Color Efex Pro and added some glamour glow to the sunny areas and the shadow areas. I find the shadows often benefit from the glamour glow effect. It acts as a local noise reduction technique (not so much here) and also increases the contrast between the shadows and light areas.