one photo focus photo: august

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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…July

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Bren Ryan’s (Ryan Photography) photo…an  edited image submitted in response to Visual Venturing July’s  One Photo Focus.

I began adjusting the exposure and white balance in Bren’s raw image  before going into Nix’s Viveca 2…wanted to explore what, if any thing, was hidden in this image’s shadows. I then played around in ON 1 Photo Effects before going to Nix’s Analog Efex 2…I have become enchanted by Nix’s wet plate and broken choices.

Enchanted is a good word as this image speaks of an enchantment…of a travel back in time…to a childhood storybook narrative.

ABFriday One Photo Focus: September

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Pendennis Castle

I began creating this variation of Ben’s image by merging his dng files in HDR Efex Pro. I then did a bit of touch up in Aperture (yes, I’m in mourning over Apple’s decision to stop Aperture development) before exploring various layers in Perfect Effects 9.

Visit Visual Venturing to view other creative variations of Ben Rowe’s image.

One Photo Focus: August

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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