Ruth at RHWest: Photography, Art and Inspiration
The softness of the photo draws me in and the bright purple gives such a create depth. And then there is the light! This just screams Spring. Thank you for sharing with us Ruth!
Where to begin with this photo? The vibrant colors, the light making the flower glow or the beautiful boken in the background...it all makes for an exquisite image. Stunning, simply stunning! Thank you for sharing this inspiring photograph!
Evelyn from Within My Focus
Soft, delicate with a touch of vintage flair combined makes for one gorgeous photo! I love how the tones are subtle and compliment the composition so well. Thank you for sharing and linking up here Evelyn!
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This week I am sharing a photo I took on Sunday while on a ferry headed to Bremerton. Living in Washington State for most of my life I have been on many ferry rides and each time I have the same feeling. I feel like I am setting out on some grand adventure for places unknown and I am filled with a childlike wonder. The photo below was taken through the window of the ferry of the ship cranes at the Port of Seattle. Having taken countless field trips to Seattle as a teacher, I often refer to these as the "dinosaurs," a term I picked up from my students. I love the lines and the colors and the mechanical feel of them. For my edits I used a few different presets in Lightroom (after I had done a clean edit). With the first photo I used the HDR Effect - Medium preset that I still cannot find the source of (I hate when that happens as I like to give credit and a link to download it - if you know where it came from please let me know, thank you!). I like how it emphasized the colors and made everything pop. For the second I used the B&W Creative - Sepia Tone and the B&W Filter - Red High Contrast presets that are standard in Lightroom. I wanted a vintage feel, as if it were taken years ago of the same port.
In both cases I did spot removal before the final edits. I removed a light reflection as this was taken through a window and a smooth part of the water that did not match the rest. If you are unfamiliar with the Spot Removal tool in Lightroom it is amazing! What I have learned is to try both the clone and heal functions to find which works best for that particular spot and to keep lines lined up to make it look as natural as possible. Removing distractions is a simple thing that can do so much for an image and the Spot Removal tool makes it easy to do (as long as your spot is not too big or in a complicated place - Photoshop is better in those cases). What do you think? Which do you like better? Thank you for stopping by!
Settings: ISO 200 50mm, ss1/800, f/5.6 (cloudy wb)
"It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom." - Charles Fillmore
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