One morning during a recent Nova Scotia workshop, we experienced some of the most beautiful light I’ve ever witnessed. Overnight, dense fog had enveloped Peggy’s Cove, reducing the likelihood of a colorful sunrise. To our utter delight, just before sunrise, the fog thinned. As the sun crested the horizon, it infused every drop of mist with a spectacular orange, almost sepia, glow. Since I was helping a participant capture the spectacle, I was unable to grab a shot for myself. Although I felt lucky to have witnessed the moment, I couldn’t help but wonder if it’s possible to recreate the moment using Photoshop’s marvelous toolbox. In today’s Photoshop Workbench, I’ll show you what I came up with.
Note: To finish the fog effect, I use Nik’s Color Efex Pro plug-in. Earlier this year, Nik/Google reduced the price of their complete Collection from $499 to $149. Visit the Discounts page on my site and click through any of the Nik banners to receive an additional 15% off the Collection. Be sure to enter the code msjphoto during checkout.