You don't need me to tell you this, but I'm going to anyway. Having a camera with you all the time in the form of a smartphone is awesome. You see something worth shooting and you stop and do so.
Such was the case when I drove past the old brickworks at sundown.
Nice colours at this time of day. You didn't need me to tell you that either.
Straight into DistressedFX to give the sky some drama.
At this time, I felt that I wanted to remove what little texture appeared on the barbed wire, in an attempt to bring it out in the image. I also wanted to go to town on the colour and tones.
I used Superimpose to lay an image upon itself. I think I would have used my favorite "multiply" option. It darkened the image up and gave some richness to the colours, but I lost definition in the barbed wire.
To bring the barbed wire definition back (and reduce the texture on it) I flattened the previous two layers in Superimpose and then superimposed the original image on top. I masked it all out, except for the wire itself. I also increased the brightness of the wire layer from within Superimpose too.
The only problem now, is that the image looks a bit fake; like the barbed wire was from a separate image that was placed over the chimney tower.
I shoot for fun, with a Sony A7rIII, a Mavic Pro and my trusty iPhone 11.