Did you know what you eat or drink has an effect on your vision? It even has an effect on the direction I go with editing, sometimes. I’ve been told you can see the energy in my images when I’m really caffeinated, either by a 5 hour energy, or too much coffee. Today, it was the coffee.
I shot this in a cool coffee shop, called Limestone, in Medford, Oregon. I wanted to get wild with the edit, so I used iColorama S to explode part of the coffee cup (see Brandon Kidwell’s tutorial,) Snapseed to edit the brightness and contrast, TangledFX for the painterly look (It really made the exploded part look different in a good way,) and ImageBlender to blend back a pre TangledFX version. I set the opacity to 76% TangledFX version, so I could get 24% of the exploded image back. I think it did a good job of bringing a bit of detail back and easing up on the painterly style just enough. What do you think?
The Original image