Having fun in the sun(set) at the beach.
For the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Curve
Over the next three months, as part of Jennifer Nicole Wells “Colour Your World”, I will be joining in with 120 Days of Crayola. Every day a different colour from the Crayola crayon pack.
This month the One Photo Focus image is brought to us courtesy of Michelle Lunato of Michelle Lunato Photography. A scene of blissful idyll with the low sun glinting off the boats in the lake.
Here is Michelle’s Original Image…
I love the way the light catches the water and wanted to focus in on that part of the image so I cropped it (quite severely!). Then I converted it to black and white in Lightroom and made some general adjustments to create a contrasty image. I then opened it up in Photoshop and created a frame by duplicating the layer, resizing it, adding a fill layer between them and reducing the opacity of this layer. Then to add more interest, I added a Hue/Saturation layer to the top image to create the blueish hue and changed the fill layer to an orangey colour. To make the layers “gel” together better, I added a layer mask to the top layer and painted through some of the orange colour.
Here is my final image…
I’d love to hear what you think and don’t forget to check out the other One Photo Focus edits on Visual Venturing.
Reflections in the lake.
Formation of a wave, finally enveloping itself, fades away.
Grabbing the chance to get out to take photos before breakfast, seeing the bay in its quiet beauty, then back to the reward of a steaming hot cup of tea. Bliss!
Buoys afloat in the harbour bathed in evening sunlight.
For the daily post’s weekly photo challenge: Serenity