Random image with multiple potential interpretations. 😉
© John Magnet Bell
In Adobe Camera Raw, there’s a slider called “Clarity”; slide it all the way to the left, and the contours in your photo acquire a soft, yet non-feathery edge. The image becomes more dreamlike as a result.
But that’s not all. In addition to playing with the colors and exposure on this, I also threw in some additional photoshop work; among other things, I duplicated the original image, discarded all color information, added a strong blur, then overlaid that b&w, blurry image on top of the original. This creates a misty, dreamlike effect. Such a step can be repeated at will and adjustments made to taste.
Once you get used to working with Camera Raw and layers in photoshop, you can’t ever go back.
Hope they are paid very, very well! Click to view at full size.