Creating an image of hail was quite the tricky challenge!
I’ve brought back my ‘Snowy Black Mountains’ and this time added a scratched overlay. Unfortunately it looks more like sleet than hail so I searched for an image with irregular round dots on it…
…and found an elephant’s ear to overlay. It doesn’t really look like hail but I have included it because I love the pretty colours.
My final version with white dots of different sizes, some of them motion blurred and combined with the scratchy sleet-like overlay. It still looks more like it’s snowing rather than hailing, but as noted before this particular challenge was hard!
One final attempt, an abstract scooped off a wall in La Conner, Washington. I made two copies of it, using motion blur on one to create the streaks, and then tried out various blending modes and opacities until it was as close as I could get to what I was envisioning. More of Jennifer Nichole-Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge: Hail