Last night I decided to go look for another spot to take in the sunset. The problem was that the sky was rather boring, so I changed my plans and just went for a drive in the mountains. I found this interesting old barn on a hillside, and decided to stop for a few photos.
I know there are quite a few apps that you can use to add light leaks to your image, but you can also create it in camera when you’re shooting. The trick is to keep the sun just out of frame. Since the sun was relatively low, and it was the golden hour, I got a nice warm glow from the left side of the frame. It absolutely adds to the mood of the image here, and in my opinion makes it work. Otherwise, you just have a barn on a hill.
I edited this in Snapseed, using one of the new Grainy Film filters. Like I said before, I think they look great, and I’m not really a filter guy.
Here is the original image.
Also, it seems like some people really don’t like Snapseed’s redesign. I think the layout is great. Editing feels quicker with this layout. I know change is hard, but this seems like a good change.
Another amazing thing I just noticed is once an image is saved in Snapseed, all of the stacks are saved as well. If you load any image you edited in Snapseed, all of the edits you made can be adjusted again. Thats a fantastic addition.