Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tones on Tuesday #26 3.13.12

It's Tuesday, which means it is time for another Tones on Tuesday! Each week you share the most beautiful images that make it so tough to pick just 3. Alas, that is my task and without further ado here they are!

Giorgio from Foto di Spalle
This photo is exquisite! The ethereal feel of the mist, the stately tree and the sun combine to make an impressive and inspiring photo. Thank you for sharing it with us Giorgio.

Shiju at Cranium Bolts
Stunning vibrant colors and beautiful depth of field! This is the epitome of Spring to me. Thank you for linking up your photo Shiju.

This perspective is strong and regal. The drama of the black and white tones along with the lighting make such an imposing photo. Thank you for sharing Mindy!

Giorgio, Shiju 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 decided to go a different route than I usually do. I went with a creative edit. To me, a creative edit means that you do not aim to make the photo look as close to the natural scene you saw. Instead you aim to put your artistic interpretation on it. So for this shot of the Clark Lake Park sunset, I decided to take what was already there and bring it out through making the colors vivid and bright, more so than could be considered natural. I did this in Lightroom by upping the vibrance and saturation to the same level (a trick I learned from Ashley Sisk back when she was hosting the edit part of Shoot and Edit) and then by using the tone curve and the HSL levels. This I learned from a friend of mine who is a contributor at Click it Up a Notch. Melissa had some great tips for the tone curve that I also applied to the HSL levels. I think because I do not usually go with creative edits, I kept this a little more on the subtle side in comparison to others' definitions of creative edits. For me, I simply love it! What do you think?

SOOC Photo
Settings: ISO 200, 21mm, ss1/60, f/11 (full manual, sunlight wb)

Creative Edit Photo
"Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties." - Gail Sheehy

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. Those three shots are fabulous - as is your edited sky shot.

  2. Simply love your edited shot. You are so skilled at expansive shots, many examples of which I could give from what you've taken over the last while. This is an area, of which I have much to learn. Thanks also for the time you take in these weekly link up.

  3. love the colours & the peace of the last shot

  4. Yes, that sky is beautiful.Thank you for hosting :)

  5. Great tips and a marvelous result Emily. Thanks for posting. :)

  6. You always capture the prettiest sunsets!

  7. What beautiful choices Emily!
    The image of the tree is pure magic!
    What a beautiful sunset you have captured here.

  8. love your edit on this photo! you really made the colors in the sky pop!

  9. Beautiful images! Thank you for the invitation to your "tones" party!

  10. Thanks for the invitation, love this link up!
    Very pretty edit!


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