Hotel – May 1 Photo Focus

After: Hotel by Julie Powel - edited by Sherry Felix
After: Hotel by Julie Powel – edited by Sherry Felix

To show it can be done, I took some extra time to remove the dead branches. Not 100% perfect but it will do.

May 2016 One Photo Focus sf2.jpg
After without dead branches: Hotel by Julie Powel – edited by Sherry Felix
Before: Hotel by Julie Powel
Before: Hotel by Julie Powel

PS for hotel

I wanted to change the light and make it a bit more romantic. To do that I used two other photos, one of a sunrise and another of a flowery meadow. In Photoshop I masked parts of them off. I also used overlays; a photo filter to put a little blue back in and a warming filter. The screen capture shows how I masked the layers.

Created for One Photo Focus, May 6, 2016.

24 thoughts on “Hotel – May 1 Photo Focus

  1. svtakeiteasy 2016-05-06 / 6:13 pm

    You have do a great job with the composite, Sherry. The image has a fresh spring look now.


  2. Amy 2016-05-06 / 3:39 pm

    That is a remarkable transformation! Love it! 🙂


  3. Cee Neuner 2016-05-06 / 2:33 pm

    I really like your post processing work. Thanks.


  4. Indah Susanti 2016-05-06 / 12:01 pm

    Great editing work, Sherry. The differences are so huge and pretty well done. I like the version without the branches – the hotel looks more subtle and glorious. Thank you so much for sharing the tips and layer options!

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  5. Nato 2016-05-06 / 9:51 am

    I really love this! Is this done in Lightroom?


    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2016-05-06 / 10:04 am

      Sorry, I did not say so because I thought it was obvious with my illustration of the layers used. Lightroom doesn’t make layers. Starting in Lightroom I did a few minor enhancements before doing the majority of the work in Photoshop. Glad you like it. I try to be subtle about it.

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      • Nato 2016-05-06 / 1:18 pm

        Oh, ok. I don’t have a new version of Lightroom and never use my old version so I wasn’t sure. It looked bit different than Photoshop but I have an old version of that too. I need to update!


          • Nato 2016-05-06 / 8:39 pm

            I’ve been dragging my feet as it requires a new computer too. I can’t decide on Dell or Mac and when it comes to cameras I am equally torn between Nikon and Cannon. Ugh. Decisions. Decisions.


            • Sherry Lynn Felix 2016-05-06 / 10:33 pm

              For me it is PC I get twice the computer power for the same money. Microsoft now offers the same support as Apple – go with what you know. Nikon or Canon doesn’t matter – flip a coin. 🙂


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