“The Dark Tower” is created here with some water and guar gum mixed with acrylic metallic colored ink.
(Straight Out Of Camera)
Nikon 105mm f/2.8
- Exposure, highlights, blacks, vibrance and saturation lowered
- Contrast, shadows, whites and clarity raised
- Sharpened raised with masking
- Lens Corrections added
First I cleaned things up a bit, but found it kind of boring…
So I synced this photo with the other in Lightroom then pulled it into Photoshop above the other.
I masked some of the new photo in, and set it to darken, but that felt off balance…
So I did the same for the other side by copying the layer and flipping it horizontally.
Then I cleaned up the base,
Added a levels adjustment layer…
I wanted to straighten the tower, so I used puppet warp to straighten it.
This is probably the exact kind of thing that Tolkien used for motivation in his novels.