Monday, August 13, 2012

Tones on Tuesday #42 08.14.12

Please link up on last week's link up and we will have 6 showcases next week! Thank you!

I want to say thank you for celebrating my one year blogiversary and one year anniversary of shooting on manual! Your photos are inspiring as always and I am so glad to be able to host my first giveaway thanks to Kristy at Life-n-Reflection. Speaking of giveaway...we have a winner!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Desirae! You can expect an email from me very soon!

I very much enjoyed the one year blogiversary thing, especially hosting the giveaway and reflecting on blogging and photography. Thank you for reading and participating :o)!

On to the showcases from last week...

Brighton at Simple Brighton
The light in this photo is stunning! I love how dreamy it feels and how the black and white enhances the lovely light. Thank you for sharing Brighton!

NatureFootstep Photography
A beautiful use of depth of field to showcase amazing detail. The shapes and the softness of the black and white add so much to this photo. Thank you for sharing!

Deb at Simplify Daily Life
I love the processing on this photo! The color and texture work perfectly with the whimsy of a ferris wheel. Thank you for sharing your photo Deb!

Brighton, NatureFootstep Photography and Deb 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 is for Tones on Tuesday.
  • Please link up with your permalink and not your blog address.
  • Attach the Tones on Tuesday button or a link back here 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.

This weekend was one of my last trips of the summer. I decided on a whim to go to the beach to catch the sunset. The sunset was an interesting one as there was a bank of clouds near the horizon (I plan on sharing some photos of it later in the week). I was a bit disappointed as I was not able to get the shot I wanted. Driving toward home, however, I turned down a side street on another whim and found the sun setting behind Sunset Lake (what a perfect name :o)!) with a gorgeous reflection and a bit of fog. What struck me was the stillness and serenity of watching a painting revealed before my eyes. My intention was to somehow capture that feeling. How do you think I did?

Settings: ISO 400, 32mm, ss1/4sec, f/9.0 (on tripod, remote)
"The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it's so great, because for a little bit I'm out of my brain, and it's got nothing to do with me. I'm not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness." - Chris Evans 

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 Tuesday with Kent Weakley  Live, Love, Travel    


  1. I love your sunset shot! amazing reflection!

  2. Excellent compositions, very creative, I love.

  3. Amazing selections this week, Emily! Thank you so much for hosting. xo

  4. Thanks; it was a surprise to find my post from last week
    as one of your selections.
    Unfortunately for me, I don't really have any post for this week
    which follows the "altered the tones" guideline.
    Only if I go back in time :)
    Hopefully, I will have something to post next week!

  5. Your sunset shot has a peaceful tone. I like your pics from this week. The ferris wheel shot is very cool!

  6. Congrats Desirae and wishing you a wonderful week everyone!

  7. Congratulations to Desirae!
    Your sunset shot is amazing! I think you captured the sense of serenity perfectly! I always enjoy seeing everyone's entries, it gives me such inspiration. :)

  8. thanks for chosing my droplets this week. I´m honored. :)

    I love your sunset shot. The little fog ads to keeping the colors and softness in the picture. :)

  9. Congratulations on your blogiversary!! Your sunset photo is breathtaking!! I love the colors and the reflections in the water.

  10. I realized that today's post will work for your link-up; yay!


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