Through Ashley of Ramblings and Photos, I learned of another fun editing challenge… Brent Riggs’ (of the McLinky fame).
- Download this original landscape photo Brent Riggs took by clicking here…
- Do your own version of improving, enhancing and otherwise putting “wow” into this image
- Put up a post on your blog displaying your enhanced photo, and explaining what you did
- Come back to this post, and enter your photo and blog post on the Thumbnail Linky
- 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. '
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.