More about Composition

Composition is one of the elements that scared me the most when I first started painting.  I did not have a handle on what made a composition ‘good’.  But it’s true that the more you do the better you get and composing my photos is becoming second nature.  I look for something on which to ‘hang’ the composition. My first image (click on images to enlarge them) … Continue reading More about Composition

Photo Editing: Layering for dummies

Stacy over at Visual Venturing hosts the After Before challenge and we all love her for it.  🙂 Though I have looked at Photoshop layering a number of times I have never been able to get any joy; I’ve never been able to figure it out.  HOWever, a fellow blogger pointed me towards Pixlr where even I have had some measure of success.  I don’t know … Continue reading Photo Editing: Layering for dummies

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

Photo Editing: Artistically speaking

I wanted to see if I could make this into an image with a more artistic feel to it;  to see what I could accomplish without using one of the one-click apps that convert photos to oils or watercolour.So I brought up the details and liked what was happening in the sky and the branches of the tree. I adjusted the colour in the sky I added … Continue reading Photo Editing: Artistically speaking

Photo Editing: One Four Challenge January week 4

I’m joining Robyn’s One Four Challenge this month – one photograph processed four different ways over the month. This time I tried to change the time of day.  In Photoscape I used the linear gradient feature several times, to the top and to the bottom, layering until I got something approaching what I wanted.  In Sagelight I added HDR, adjusted the vibrancy and added a … Continue reading Photo Editing: One Four Challenge January week 4

Photo Editing: One Four Challenge January week 3

I’m joining Robyn’s One Four Challenge this month – one photograph processed four different ways over the month. For Week 3 I am going with a monochrome.  I can’t remember every step I took in this because I tried so many things but primarily I played with the power curves, and vibrancy using Sagelight.  I also cropped the sides a bit to eliminate some effects that were happening there … Continue reading Photo Editing: One Four Challenge January week 3

Photo Editing: One Four Challenge January week 2

I’m joining Robyn’s One Four Challenge this month – one photograph processed four different ways over the month. For week 2 I decided to aim for a  dawning-of-a-new-world look; to dramatize the scene from natural to the surreal. Using the original image I adjusted the power curve and took the image to the extreme dark side. Then I went into the HDR details where Sagelight has … Continue reading Photo Editing: One Four Challenge January week 2

Photo Editing: One Four Challenge January week 1

I’m joining Robyn’s One Four Challenge this month – one photograph processed four different ways over the month.  Here is week 1: This was taken at Pointe du Grouin on the coast of Brittany.  The light was thrilling that day – I nearly knocked my sister down trying to get some shots before it changed  🙂    The original is below – you can see I gave … Continue reading Photo Editing: One Four Challenge January week 1