Big imagination

She can take a leaf and create a whole world with back story, intrigue, good guys, bad guys, and no ending – because the story always continues. The original was too dark. I increased the exposure only a little. I think what helped is moving the tone curve line up. That also matted things aContinue reading “Big imagination”

Straightening buildings

Another beautiful fall day in Central Park. One of the awesome things Lightroom can do is straighten buildings. ┬áMy 17-55mm lens can distort tall objects, and with buildings, that’s not a good thing. So, I went down to the “Lens Corrections” and clicked “vertical”. I had to crop after that because it distorts the photoContinue reading “Straightening buildings”

Potting Shed

One fall weekend, we attended a wedding on a beautiful piece of property in North Carolina. This potting shed was part of that. I wish I hadn’t have gotten that modern building in the background of the pic, but this challenge is about working with what I’ve got. I did a lot to this pictureContinue reading “Potting Shed”

Fall in Central Park

Even New York City experiences the changing of the leaves. (These benches are one of my favorite parts of Central Park). I brightened up the original just a little and added some warmth to it. I increased the contrast but decreased the clarity just a bit. Lowered the highlights and lightened the shadows. I usedContinue reading “Fall in Central Park”

Trippin’

All I can say is, I couldn’t stare at this too long. I started feeling woozy! This was taken at a corn maze when my girls were younger. The original was pretty much just as trippy. I just wanted to make a few adjustments. I cropped to a square for graphic purposes. I dropped theContinue reading “Trippin’”

Leaf Peeping

Skyline Drive is a must in the fall if you’re ever near Virginia. The original shot was bright but dull. I decreased the highlights, which warmed it a little, and increased the vibrance. I then adjusted the luminance of the green and yellow colors because they were too bright. I used an adjustment brush onContinue reading “Leaf Peeping”