one photo focus photo: august

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brendakoffordOnePhotoFocusAugust

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.

weekly photo challenge: symbol

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baseball…a slow game symbolizing long summer days is defined by journalist Roger Angell as an ageless sport in which “time is seamless and invisible, a bubble within each player moves at exactly the same pace and rhythm as their predecessors.”*

batter at the ready

batter at the ready

Inspired by Jen’s photo challenge: Symbol

*cited:

“Where have you gone William Bendix?: Baseball as a Symbol of American Values in World War II”

http://www.jstor.org/