When I’m having difficulty thinking of things to photograph, there is always an amazing sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
The One Four Challenge asks participants to choose one image and post a different version of it for four weeks. This gallery includes my final version for this month, as well as the previous three. For version four, I altered the white balance in Camera Raw, added the moon (this time the moon was imported from Colorado to the Isle of Skye in Scotland). I also added a small amount of posterization to the sky using Photoshop CS6. If you have a favorite, please vote for it below. To learn more about the challenge, visit Robyn’s blog, Captivate Me.
The tiny orange in the center of this blossom is very fresh! It has a lot of growing to do and won’t be ready for harvest for another eight months. I planted this tree myself and it is now producing a nice crop every year. To learn more about the WordPress Weekly Photo challenge, click here.
The rushing waters of Yosemite Creek in California’s Sierra Nevada tumble over the upper portion of this iconic, three-tiered waterfall in Yosemite National Park. This image is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole.
This week’s version might bring up the question, “Is it really photography or abstract art?” To create this image, I exported a setting sun from Laguna Beach, California to the hills of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Did I violate international law? In processing, I used a layer mask and the dissolve blend mode to add the sun. To learn more about the Four One Challenge, click over to Robyn’s blog, Captivate Me.
Looking at this proud resident of Denver, Colorado in black and white makes me concentrate on the beautiful patterns and detail without the distraction of the vibrant color. Everone knows that the color is amazing! This image is my contribution to this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole.
For the second week of the challenge, I used the noise and gaussian blur filters in Photoshop to create the look of a rainy day in the hills. I created the noise on a solid black layer, using the levels adjustment to minimize the amount of rain and transform perspective to change the direction of the rain from vertical. Finally, I applied the screen blend mode to the rain layer and dabbed with black paint at 50% opacity. To learn more about the challenge go to Robyn’s blog, Captivate Me.