South Street Seaport

What happens when you shoot an image you like but it is, say, overexposed? Overexposed digital files are a nightmare because when you lose the highlights (white) the image has no definition. I was about to send the image of the seaport performer (below) to the Mac trashbin when I decided to see what I could do to it in Photoshop...to save the day.  

Solution? At the photoshop menu bar go to 'filter' and select -- trial and error -- any one of the filter options. Apply and see what effect it has on your art. In short, in the spirit of invention play around until you get get a look that you like. Repeat process of experimentation: Record how you got the effect so, yes, you can repeat it. 

South Street Seaport  (c) 2012 roberta fineberg