The weather’s been crummy lately so I haven’t done much photography. With a lack of ‘new shots’ to select from, I was browsing through my February archives last night looking for a photo that I might have overlooked (I usually only process a low percentage of the shots I take).

I came across this fairly plain image of a lightbulb taken on Valentines Day at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant. While the family watched American Idol, I tried different types of processing on the photo. The reflective globe of the bulb is what attracted me to make the shot, but ultimately I opted to downplay that part of the object. Instead, three hue/saturation layers later (along with vector masks) and this is the result.

Now, if the weather would only clear up so I can experiment on some black & white scenery captures with the IR filter I recently purchased.

Canon 30D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/50 second, f/4, ISO 100