This week Bren challenged me to use processing magic in my photographs. I am particularly pleased with this push to use more of the features in my Adobe Lightroom Classic software. It has been a while since I left my college classes. I enjoy photography, and I have gotten comfortable with my camera. I must say that I often rely on the same settings and processing steps. So I want to thank Bren for showing me what I have been missing. Now I know what masking and clarity can do for my images.
There are so many advances to this program. Today it was fun to try using masking to either bring down the clarity or increase clarity to highlight the subject. This technique can be applied to flowers, landscapes, and architecture. Lowering the clarity and creating softness in those areas frames the subject in an image, be it a tree, path, bridge, even a door or house, or just a dreamy-looking image.
My pareidolia is playing tricks again. Can you see what I see in the following photograph?
With this technique, I am able to improve my photographs.. But mostly I use i my macro lens or I choose a large aperture to decrease my depth of field and try and set my subject apart from the background.
I hope that you enjoyed my blog post, and again thanks Lens-Artists.
As Tina announced last week, this week’s challenge is a Treasure Hunt. In the past, I have created a list of treasures to be found on my photographic journey. Now I will go through my images to uncover these treasures.
Child looking forward to the future
Umbrellas of all kinds. But with thedrought here the parasol is more useful.
Trucks of all kinds.
Walking along the street there are many things lost: a mitten, glove, glasses, soccer ball, baseball mitt, and bicycle.
Saw this busker many years ago while walking along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
I am always looking for reflections when I am near water, glass, mirrors, or shiny metals.
I hunted through my library and found all these treasures. I hope you enjoyed my findings? Which photograph caught your attention?
In this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #141: Geometry Patti invites me to share images that feature geometric shapes. I am having so much fun looking through my library of images, and trying to remember the correct geometry names.
I photograph hearts in nature! I see hearts everywhere. Do you?
Hearts decorate our lives.
Circles around me in Bodie California.
Curves are interesting to follow.
Yosemite National Park and Mirror Lake provided me with this image.
I enjoyed looking through my archive to find some geometry terms. I hope that when you are out and about you look a little bit deeper and see some shapes also.