I have been working on images from my recent trip to the redwoods, and have used some filters and plugins that might interest others in their post processing techniques. Take a look at the image above.
My goal: enhance the fog, and do anything to add to the ‘mythical forest’ concept. To enhance fog, my first step was increase Clarity. I used a strong setting for clarity, which helped bump up the fog. Next, I added some contrast by simply dragging the Contrast slider to the right. Not much, but enough to add some texture in the tree trunks. Finally, I used the Dehaze slider in the opposite direction (to the left!). If I pull the slider to the right I reduce my fog. But if I slightly drag the slider to the left, it actually increases the milky fog look. Perfect!
But I wasn’t done yet. To soften up the image and add an ethereal feel, I used OnOne 10 effects, Landscape actions, and chose the summer effect. This adds a nice soft glow to the image.