After Before at the Bus Stop

Stacy at Visual Venturing hosts After Before Friday.  This week Loré Dombaj at Snow’s Fissures and Fractures graciously agreed to stand in while Stacy takes a break. This is my original image.  I liked the shadows and lines but beyond that I found it uninteresting.  There is no point of interest. I decided to give the girl on the right a greater role. In cropping I … Continue reading After Before at the Bus Stop

ABFriday – Tunnel Vision

Stacy hosts the After/Before Friday on Visual Venturing – we take one of our own photos and show the original and our edit.  I took this photo in Montreal’s underground tunnels because I like this kind of perspective shot. Very ho hum. And here is an earlier version I had attempted, not sure what software I used (but not Sagelight) and this is apparently as much … Continue reading ABFriday – Tunnel Vision

Photo Editing: Day in the Park

I let the week slip away and left it too late to submit to Stacy’s After Before Friday but thought I would put one up anyway. This is my original image, taken at Echo Dale near Medicine Hat, Alberta. The scene reminded me of Seurat’s painting… A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte I work in Sagelight and I always start with adjusting … Continue reading Photo Editing: Day in the Park

ABFriday: Changing the Mood

This was an experiment in changing the atmosphere of an image.  To create the low lying mist I inverted the image and then using the undo brush on varying levels of hardness and pressure I reverted it back to the original.   I think my technique needs more practice but I found the results interesting. Done in Sagelight. Hosted by Stacy at Visual Venturing Original … Continue reading ABFriday: Changing the Mood

ABFriday: Venice

Chiesa di San Salvatore in Venice Stacy sponsors ABFriday at Visual Venturing My original photo (below) was underexposed and overrun with tourists but the door to this church was magnificent.  I wanted to highlight it and play down the unavoidable people.  I cropped it, despite that wonderful lighting at the top of the door and then used paint to eliminate some of people.  I adjusted … Continue reading ABFriday: Venice

Photo Editing: ABFriday Week 35 One Photo Focus

  Click on image to enlarge Step one for me is usually adjusting the lighting.  I work in Sagelight and used the Smart Light to make minor adjustments.  I liked the wet reflections on the sidewalk and wanted to keep and enhance that if I could. I didn’t like the semi-visible light standard to the right of centre so I wanted to either get rid of … Continue reading Photo Editing: ABFriday Week 35 One Photo Focus