One Photo Focus: April

April 2016 One Photo Focus 1

This month we had this fabulous image by Cee Neuner. 

I loved the contrast between the old barn and the modern electricity pole and cars.   Anyway this was edited in Photoshop, Nik HDR,  Topaz Textures and finally Nik Analog for the vintage look.

Here is the original:

April 2016 One Photo Focus

There is such a great selection of edits over at Stacy’s blog so check them all out.

April One Photo Focus

AB One Photo Focus: March

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Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.

This month we get to edit this great image from Nancy over at

nancy merrill photography.

As soon as I saw this I knew that I wanted a gothic feel to go with the architecture of the building.  My process is as follows:

  1. HDR filter
  2. Topaz texture filter for the texture
  3. Silver Efex Pro 2 for the pinhole filter in the vintage presets.

And voila!

The original image from Nancy:

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Check out all the other great entries over at Stacey’s blog:

March One Photo Focus

One Photo Focus: February

Final Image

Here is my version for this great challenge by Stacy over at Visual Venturing – One Photo Focus Challenge.

This month the image was taken by Stacey over at her blog –

Learning to See Light.

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I added a HDR filter with the Nik Collection to bring out the colours of the boat.  I played around with some Topaz filters – in particular the textures.  I didn’t like the buildings in the background as they were too distracting so I added some clouds.  It was quite intensive but I finally got there in the end.

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February One Photo Focus

Must dash.  Catch up with everyone later

One Photo Focus: January 2016

Raewyn's Photos January Edition

This month we had a great image to start with taken by Laura Macky Photography

So I wanted to do a watercolour image.  I spent some time using layers in Photoshop adding the different colours. I did write everything down what I did but having tidied up for Christmas and a clean start to 2016 I seem to have lost my work flow.

Suffice to say the Nik Collection was used as well as Lightroom.  I didn’t want it to be exact with my colours as I wanted the water colour affect of the colours running.

January One Photo Focus

And here is the orginal – such a great photo – so many possibilities as seen by all the edits.

January One Photo Focus

One Photo Focus – January

https://emiliopasquale.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/january-1-photo-focus/

https://lensaddiction.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/one-photo-focus-jan-2016/

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/one-photo-focus-january-2016/

One Photo Focus Challenge: Congratulations to Stacy P Fischer

_Photoscape with antique photo effects.

Congratulations to Stacy at Visual Venturing for her one year anniversary for hosting this challenge.

This is a great challenge where all the challengers get the same image and put our own stamp on it.

This month Stacy has given us one of her own images.

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As you can see it is over exposed.  So I went into Photoshop and  upped the clarity and reduced the exposure.  I went a little over with the clarity as I wanted a vintage feel to it.

Then I went to Photoscape and added their preset vintage filter and a vintage still frame.

Here are some other great edits – it was fun to see what everyone else had done.

Happy Anniversary ABFriday/One Photo Focus!

https://emiliopasquale.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/june-one-photo-focus/

https://aperture64.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/after-before-forum-stacy-fischer/

https://sillarit.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/one-photo-focus-challenge/

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/one-photo-focus-june/

After-Before Friday Week 52 & One Photo Focus

https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/happy-anniversary-abfridayone-photo-focus/

https://lensaddiction.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/abfriday-one-photo-focus-june/

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ABFriday – One photo Focus – Cee’s Photo

Cee's Photo (1 of 1)

This month the photo we were given for this challenge from Cee at Cee’s Photography.  She held a poll to see which one we would like to edit.  The majority went for this photo:

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So firstly I went to GIMP and added a cartoon filter to define the edges of the green foliage on the tree.

Then I went to Photoscape and cropped it.  I played around with some of their preset filters and came up with this painted look.  It was too harsh so I then went to Lightroom and decreased the clarity just to soften the edges of the building which gave it a more painted look.

It  is hosted by Stacy at Visual Venturing if you want to join this challenge:

ABFriday Week 43: April One Photo Focus

ABFriday-One Photo Focus: Week 42

https://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/onephotofocus-for-april/

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/after-before-week-43-one-photo-focus/

https://aperture64.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/after-and-before-forum-one-photo-focus-cee/

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