Here my three showcases from last week. I have made a button for those who have been showcased so be sure to grab it!
Jeanne from Butterfly Tales
Ashley Sisk from Ramblings and Photos
Rachel from Crinkle Photography
Be sure to grab your button if you were showcased! (button for linking up can be found after the guidelines)
Now it's your turn to share your photo with altered tones. Here is the guidelines for Tones on Tuesday:
Disclaimer - By participating you give Scattered Horizons permission to share your photo on this blog. Photographers will be given credit for their work.
For my photo this week I wanted to try something I had in mind when I envisioned this link up and that is coloring the tones of a photo. In this case I used two photo filters in Photoshop - one brown and one orange to get the effect I wanted. As I was editing I was having trouble getting the result I wanted, until I realized I wasn't sure what I wanted. This leads me to my photo tip for Photo Tip Tuesday. My tip is to have an intention, an intention for capturing the photo with your camera and an intention for editing. This is not always necessary and "accidents" or the unplanned can be beautiful. However, I find that when I have an intention for what I want to communicate I am able to focus and bring about the best possible shot.
For this photo, my intention when shooting was to capture the Seattle Skyline framed through the structures at Gasworks Park and to capture the starbursts of light. Therefore I used a high aperture number to get the starbursts and set up my tripod to get some of the structure on each side. In editing, my intention was to remove some of the gray in the photo and replace it with warmer tones to showcase the light. Thus the orange and brown photo filters. I would love to know your thoughts and if you find having an intention helps or hinders you. Thank you for stopping by!
SOOC - except for the removal of a streak from a plane due to slow shutter speed
Settings: ISO 800, 24 mm, ss13.0secs, f/23 (full manual on tripod)
Edited in Photoshop with Orange and Brown Photo Filters
Linking up with Jaymi's Photo Tip Tuesday. I learned so much last week and I can't wait to learn more! Also linking up with Capturing Beauty and The Creative Exchange. Be sure to check out the other beautiful shots.