MIRRORDRUM CHANNEL MIX
This one is the channel mix image. I wanted the image to have clarity and crispness within the limits of what the image was capable of providing. I'm intrigued by the contrast between the round, bright drops and the dark, flowing linearity of the grass blades.
I'm not comfortable with the cropping job I did but I haven't been able to find a crop I really like. It may be because I'm wedded to the notion that I should keep one of the drops on the extreme right of the image. It's like writing. You get stuck with a line or word you like and end up ruining an entire piece because you can't let it go. Suggestions invited.
For the mix I used red= -2; green= 50; blue= 68.
I realize this adds up to greater than 100 but I couldn't get settings equal to 100 that worked as well as I think this did. I expect I just need a lot more practice.
After I had the mixed image, I increased contrast and darkened the image slightly. I then ran a black/white gradient mask on the adjustment layer to brighten the top right corner [i.e. I masked out the darken effect in that corner].
I'm really pleased with the way this came out. I suspect I'll have to change it in order make print media as I find I can get away with darker images on the computer than I can using ink.