Cathedral Composite

I have to admit that sometimes even magic hour lacks that certain “something.” In this case, it lacked an interesting sky. Enter Photoshop’s magnetic lasso tool. This tool always fascinates me with how it knows to conform to a shape no matter how irregular the outline.

Once the natural sky was removed and a suitable artificial sky inserted as a new layer, the picture truly came together. That being said, the golden hour side lighting made for a truly haunting composition.

Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/11, 1/30

Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.


  1. Thanks for sharing your layer process. I haven’t used layers for a long time. I loved doing this in a real old fashioned dark room. You’ve got it down. I’m glad Dune Mouse reblogged this post!

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