This is a before-after view of an Affinity Photo gimmick – a faux crystal ball. The scene is from Yosemite Valley. Not quite the way Ansel Adams did it, but then I’m not Ansel.
I’m not a fan of gimmickry with my photos. However, it’s a good way to explore AP’s less common features that I’d never use otherwise.
If there’s interest, I’ll follow this up with the step-by-step details. Lots of layer & mask steps.