This image was shot through a very dirty window of one of the many historic buildings in Virginia
City, Montana. I really liked how the light illuminated the old wicker chair yet left the two
manequins mostly in shadow. At the time I took this, I hadn't noticed a red generator along the wall
to the right of the nearest window.
Image was captured in RAW. No adjustments were made to the image prior to converting it to a jpeg
file. Image was resized, sharpened and the red generator (located in the right lower corner) was
selectively darkened using Curves. Dave's Ethereal Glow action (adjusted to appox. 25%) was added
then Feivel's Gothic Glow. A shadow adjustment was made with the GG action to keep the shadows from
going darker than the original. Finally a small crop was made off the right side to create a more
pleasing (I hope) and balanced composition. I intentionally left the shadows dark--I like the mood
the light and shadows create: how the shadows partially obscure the manequins and how the light from
the windows falls on the wicker chair and bookcase. Since working on this, I have cropped this image
isolating the wicker chair and windows. I'll post that version later.
Comments and feedback on the image and post processing would be very much appreciated.