Not the best skies this morning but you work with what you got..
This morning I decided to go out with a friend of mine to Waterton Canyon to see if we can get some nice sunrise shots and also get some wildlife work in. Like the days before this one, the skies did not have any clouds and today was no different. After hiking a mile or so into the canyon, we decided to climb up a hill in hopes of catching the alpenglow to the west of us. After getting some of shots of the glowing mountains, I looked to the left and noticed this really old tree that I thought looked rather interesting.
I would have liked to have clouds in the sky to make it more dramatic but mother nature would have it otherwise and like most things in life, you work with what you got and in photography, it's no different. When I processed this photo, I wanted to give it an "aged" look and the way I accomplished that was by overlaying a texture over the original photo and tweaking it just a bit until I got look I wanted. Normally I do not add textures to my landscapes but as of recently, I have been experimenting with this technique just to see what I can come up with.