AB Friday: One Photo Focus

July 2016 One Photo Focus.jpg Final image

The first Friday (Saturday here in the future) is time for this great challenge.

This month the image was by  Bren Ryan of RyanPhotography.  Her work is totally amazing.  I love her edits.

July 2016 One Photo Focus

This was the original image. Very dark.  So first edited it with Nik HDR, which brought out a lot of the details but the turret was still too dark.  So I focused on that for a few more edits to make the castle more even in tones.

Then I edited it in Nik Analog and Topaz textures to give the vintage feel I was after.  It just reminded me of Hogwarts Castle for some reason.

This month there has been some really creative effects.  It really is inspiring to see what others do to the image.

One Photo Focus: July

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WPC: Opposites

Opposites 2

Good morning from a very cold and chilly morning – lots of frost and ice.  At least no rain.

This week  has asked us for our images of opposites –

 In your photo this week, show how opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects. The tension can reside in what you choose to show — old vs. new, big vs. small, dark vs. light — or in how you frame and design your shot. I look forward to seeing your entries!

Yesterday my Social Snappers group wandered around the CBD here in Hastings to see what kind of reflections we could find in any puddles still around.  As you can see we did find a very large puddle with some great reflections.  So this first image shows a car wheel opposite it’s reflection.

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I like the opposite feel in this image – dead leaf versus the evergreen of the lavender bush, or even green opposite orange. Or large opposite small.

Opposites

And this last one – man made object – the steel bar and line, opposite the spider web.  Also straight lines opposite the curved and random lines of the web.

The Daily Post: Opposite

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