Oct. 23, 2012.
At the foot of the parking lot behind my husband's office is a very large steel shed. I've admired the contrast between the fresh young saplings that sprout up along the perimeter and the aging structure. Today the scene was more harmonious as the saplings themselves are turning to rust.
To lend a painterly feel to the scene I flattened the image, added a rust texture layer using luminosity as my blending mode, brought back some structure with a faint line drawing, added a border and finally brought back a bit of contrast. I certainly could have gone the grungy route, but I think a softer touch is more suitable here.