Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tones on Tuesday #25 3.06.12

Welcome back! I am so excited to be back on track and able to share with you the images that inspired me from last week's Tones on Tuesday. Thank you to those who have stuck with this link up and to those who are joining for the first time! Now on to the showcases, which all happen to be black and white this week (not intended, but I do love black and white)...

Clairejustine at Clairjustineoxox
I love this sort of shot - the hallway, a tree lined path, etc. - there is something about the solitude and the invitation to walk down and see what is on the other side. The light in this photo is perfect and I love how the black and white adds a sense of drama. Thank you for sharing Clairejustine!

Another instance of amazing lighting and dramatic black and white. I love the detail in the glass and the imperfections. If you have not read the story behind this you should check it out, it brought a tear to my eye. Thank you for sharing it with us!

This shot is breathtaking! I love the eye contact with the camera she has and how you can see an innocence, but yet a wiseness. Not to mention the catchlights in her eyes and the light in her hair. Beautiful softness with the black and white. Thank you for linking up Michelle!

Clairejustine, Daogreer Earth Works and Michelle please go HERE to grab your showcase button.

Now it's your turn to share your photo with altered tones. Here are 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.
  • One photo per photographer please. 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 at least 3 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.

For my photo today, I am sharing a photo I took following my brother's birthday celebration on Saturday. After we finished at Alki we headed to REI (his favorite store) where I got the coolest camera backpack I will share later this week and then we headed to Kirkland for one more store stop. We ended the day with a visit to the Marina Park in the middle of downtown. It was amazingly windy, but the sun was shining and the park was full of life. On one of the docks there was a line of lights. I was fascinated by the sun shining through the light from behind. My goal was to capture the effect that enthralled me as well as the lines of the light. I think the silhouette worked out well and I love how the imperfections in the light can be seen and give some grit to the photo. In processing I did a color edit where I worked with the basic settings to make the blue more vibrant and a black and white edit where I wanted to play up the light. I am not sure which I am more partial to, what do you think?

Settings: ISO 200, 50mm, ss1/3200, f/8.0 (full manual, sunlight wb)

"The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path." - Jim Rohn

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


  1. The blue really grabs me. I kept going back to it.

  2. I really like the black and white version.

  3. Thanks for the comment on my post and for the link up recommendation! I really like your shot. I love the sun shining behind the light. So cool!

  4. Great images! Thanks again for the link up recommendation. I love seeing all the amazing moments others capture in time.

  5. Came from Jaymi's link up - now I linked up here :)

  6. I like the black and white! Your edit helped bring back some of the blown out details in the sky! good job!

  7. Thank you for featuring my little girl!!

  8. Great choices for your feature! They are beautiful. :)

  9. Thanks for your lovely comment on my picture on my blog .... and I'm thrilled to link up on your page :)


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