A return to my fascination with wood textures. A wooden beam in the Sir Henry's Restaurant and bar in Aveley.
I have been looking for a way to get the hazy look similar to the "Greater than Gatsby" photoshop actions but at a much lower price and in Lightroom because I don't always want to take every picture into photoshop. On Black Friday I received an email about the 2015 version of the improve photography preset steal and jumped in - luckily there's a set of presets in there called "matte" which have the very look I am after :) - revisiting the Hylands house shoot I set about this image of Fenton Brett (an up and coming young model who attended our ELWEMP group shoot). I like the result as it's pretty much exactly how I pictured it before beginning. (For once).
2 Edits for the price of one today - just cos I fel like it :) snapseed is pretty good and these are the first proper iPhone 6+ pictures of Trish's bear at work hehe.
Tree branch lopped off bit with the added bonus of being in a bench - nice grain and textures edited in lightroom ;)
Plain simple edit in Lightroom, clarity and exposure/HSL - simple but somehow I keep looking and looking.