one photo focus photo: august


Submitted in response to Visual Venturing’s One Photo Focus for August.  The original photograph was created by Robin at photographybykent. Edited by Brenda Kofford.

As I began my editing of Robin’s raw image in Capture One, I also applied a keystone adjustment to the ferris wheel before cropping and moving into ON 1 Enhance Effects and then Color Efex Pro 2.  While in Color Efex, I played around with their Detail Extractor, Tonal Contrast, Vintage, and Sunlight layers before ending with Polaroid Transfer to give it a holiday souvenir touch.  I then finished the image with Photoshop’s dodging tool to lightly bring out the reflections in the water.

One Photo Focus: June

emerging under

the peaks of clouds

a little boat


Broxborne in Hertfordshire, UK

I found myself drawn to the cloud’s reflection in David’s raw image of Broxborne so I began this edit by importing and then cropping his image in Aperture (I just can’t seem to distance myself from this “no longer updated” software program).  I then used Nix’s Sharpener Pro 3 Raw Resharpening followed by Dfine.  I attempted to bring out the clouds in Viveca 2 and then played around with the layers in Color Efex Pro 4 (I found myself so caught up in the creative process that I failed to record the layers…sorry).

Image edit submitted in response to Visual Venturing’s One Photo Focus: June. Thanks to Stacy and David for this fun challenge.  I’m looking forward to June’s gallery of unique edits.


One Photo Focus: August


The raw image was tweaked a bit in Capture One: crop, exposure, contrast, clarity, structure, shadow as well as some adjustment layers to the background, people, and water.

Within Perfect Effects I played around with several layers to enhance the jetty, sky, as well as the ocean.

The original image was created by Katie Prior…editing inspired by One Photo Focus