I took this photo on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival. The EXIF data on the original file tells me I took it on 23rd August 2013. The ears tell me that this is probably the character Bottom – who has his head transformed into that of a donkey by the mischievious Puck – from Shakespeare’s A MidSummer Night’s Dream.
I was actually working on something else – some clematis flowers – when I thought I would put this photo through the Waterlogue app.
Here’s the result. And because I like to see what the effect is of different blend modes in Photoshop, I added the Waterlogue version as a layer on top of the original photo.
Here I have added a layer mask to the top layer and then ‘cut through’ a rectangle to the original photo so you can see how the Waterlogue version sits on top of the photo.
I looked at various blend modes and the one that looks the most interesting is Pin Light, which you can see in this final version.