Here’s an example of a polarizing filter used to better effect, I think. The sky isn’t so blue but it is a more natural blue. The green trees are much closer to their actual appearance than in previous examples posted this week. You’ll notice though that the image trends a bit to the cool side. I could have compensated a bit more in Lightroom, and perhaps I still will. But really, this picture doesn’t excite me enough to put a lot of effort into it. There are technical elements that I like, but I prefer my photos to tell – or even suggest – a story, and that doesn’t really happen here. It’s just a picture.
Contrast is still a bit heavy-handed, but this is due to taking the pictures in the middle of the afternoon. My main draw for this photo was to try to capture the texture of the log even though I was taking it from a distance, and I am pleased with the effectiveness of the result.