27 August 2010

Landscape Edit



 

Through Ashley of Ramblings and Photos, I learned of another fun editing challenge…  Brent Riggs’ (of the McLinky fame).

  1. Download this original landscape photo Brent Riggs took by clicking here…
  2. Do your own version of improving, enhancing and otherwise putting “wow” into this image
  3. Put up a post on your blog displaying your enhanced photo, and explaining what you did
  4. Come back to this post, and enter your photo and blog post on the Thumbnail Linky
  5. Then, Brent will do a private online demonstration of what he does to get his outdoor photography to come alive, and send a link to every person who participated by following these instructions and entered the Thumbnail Linky list. '

The photo we are to work on:landscapeenhance1

My edit:landscapeenhance2

Here’s what I did:

  • Adjusted levels and curves; sharpened.
  • Adjusted curves again, but selected only the sky and adjusted the Red, Green, and Blue individually.
  • Cloned out the small peak that was peeking out from behind the mountain on the left.  Okay, that was tampering with nature, but it was just bothering me a tad much.
  • Ran Coffeeshop’s Sun-Kissed action, but adjusted the opacity down.
  • Ran AMP’s Tints/Hazes – selected Butter, Vanilla, Bitter Chocolate… adjusted the opacity and masked out certain areas.
  • Ran PW’s Boost, but dialled down opacity to 22%
  • Ran Coffeeshop’s Color Pop action, but adjusted opacity and masked out certain areas.
  • Apply AMP’s Tints/Hazes again to tone down the colors (La Leche Overlay, Beige).
  • Selected a section of the mountain on the left that seemed a bit purplish to me and then desaturated.
  • Selected just the mountains and adjusted curves again.
  • Selected just the field and adjusted curves… again.
  • Applied AMP’s La Leche Overlay (3%).
  • Decided to call it a day and went to bed.

Sometimes I get caught up in editing until I start seeing double or until my eyes water.  Not good.  But it’s so much fun.  Oops, I think I just sounded like Josh when I tell him not to do something.

8 COMMENTS:

blueviolet said...

I like both of them actually!

Sarah Halstead said...

I think you did great. I love how you edited out the one peak. Great job.

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

Wow! Very talented you are!

-grin-

*Jess* said...

I love your edit!!

Jessie said...

Beautiful! PS is a challenge and you are rocking it mama!

Ashley Sisk said...

WOW...now that is amazing!

Sweet Joni said...

Nice job in editing! :-)

Lulu and the Locket said...

this is fantastic! x

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