Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tones on Tuesday #11 11.29.11

Welcome back to the 11th edition of Tones on Tuesday! I can't believe it! Thank you for joining each week or for the first time. Seeing your pictures and being in awe of your talent is one of the highlights of my week. Now on to the showcases...

Cedar at Cedar's Photography
The light in this photo is AMAZING! I love the way it works with the expression on her face and the composition to capture a serene moment. Thank you for sharing Cedar!

Deanna Leigh at Life. Captured.
The mood of this photo pulls you right in. The tones are stunning and the mystery is just enough. Wow, Deanna Leigh, what a beautiful capture. Thank you for sharing!

The colors could not be more exquisite and I am guessing that the slow shutter speed used is what makes the waves and water look ethereal. Thank you for sharing with us Sara!

Be sure to grab your this 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:

  • The basic idea is to share one photo where you have altered the tones. Such as a black and white, sepia toned, selective coloring or colored photo. Feel free to share the original and edit, or just the edit.
  • Please share a photo that you have taken and edited yourself.
  • If you have more than one photo in your post please indicate which one if for Tones on Tuesday.
  • Please link up with your permalink and not your blog address.
  • Attach the Tones on Tuesday button to your post
  • Leave comments for the other participants, share the love :o)!
  • Have fun!
Disclaimer - By participating you give Scattered Horizons permission to share your photo on this blog. Photographers will be given credit for their work.

My photo this week was taken in Everett at the 10th Street Marina. The sun was shining on the Friday after Thanksgiving and despite the biting cold wind, I was able to capture the stunning blue of the sky, the fluffy white clouds and the vastness of the space. For my edit I straightened, cropped and adjusted the blacks, brightness and contrast to make the blue tones pop. I was very excited to learn how to straighten in Lightroom as I thought I lost that ability when my trial of Photoshop expired. Just in case you are wondering...to straighten go to Tools>Crop. Then point your cursor to a corner of the photo, but be sure to be off of the photo. You will have a curved double sided arrow. Click, hold and adjust to straighten using the nifty little lines :o). I am so excited to have found this feature. I would love to know what you think about the photo. Take care and until next week...

SOOC Settings: ISO 100, 35mm, ss1/500, f/10 (full manual, sunlight wb)

"When we look up, it widens our horizons.  We see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries.  No differences of caste or religion or race." - Julia Gregson

Joining the link ups below. Be sure to check out the beautiful shots and join the Tones on Tuesday link up found further down!
Live, Love, TRAVEL   Sweet Shot Day


  1. Love the blue skies and white clouds -- and your picks for last week. Awesome! :)

  2. Great picks for last week, and I love your photograph for this week Emily!

    Thank you so much for sharing this week at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a great day!


  3. perfect edit--it looks like a postcard! love it! Thanks for linking up!

  4. Nice color boost, I went with green tones this week

  5. Your edit is perfect - not too much - just right!

  6. Beautiful photo with beautiful light and delicate clouds.

  7. wow, i would love to link up here :)

  8. This is a beautiful photo and your edit is just right!

    Thank you so much for choosing my photo! Every one does such lovely work!

  9. Wow!! Thanks so much for featuring my photo this week! I love the edit of the sky--really makes it pop!!


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