Panama Skies

I did sky replacements for blown out white banded skies in these two images using Luminar AI and Photoshop. It is good to be careful to use skies that matches the lighting.

Two photographs from our trip to Bouquete, Panama in 2014.

15 thoughts on “Panama Skies

  1. derrickjknight 2022-01-03 / 7:30 am

    A good point about matching the lighting. You bring your earlier painter path to your photography

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    • Sherry Felix 2022-01-03 / 8:29 am

      Thanks 🙂 I recently took a class on matching or blending colors in composites so that the layers don’t look fake in Photoshop at F64 Elite by Blake Rudis.

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  2. Eunice 2022-01-02 / 1:27 pm

    I like these, I think the first one looks more like an oil painting 🙂

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  3. Barbara Bryan 2022-01-02 / 11:32 am

    The first one strikes me as gorgeous, as does the combination of the 2 photos .I have to smile at Shoreacres comment as it is reminiscent of the dialogue between Sherry and myself (about “Nature takes Over” – near the Hudson River – in which I was favoring the original “natural” photo. Regarding that one, I now favor the artistic version!

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  4. 1954lspiegel1954 2022-01-02 / 10:35 am

    Quite beautiful and fascinating shots. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. shoreacres 2022-01-02 / 9:47 am

    The second photo’s more pleasing to me; I suppose it’s because it looks more natural. I remember reading about Bouquete in some context, but can’t remember where. It certainly looks like a beautiful spot.

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    • Sherry Felix 2022-01-02 / 10:06 am

      I prefer the drama and composition of the first one. The original was half backlit by a bright sun. The skies I used are real ones with similar lighting. My artistic interpretations are not supposed to be “natural”.
      Bouquete is a lovely place in the cool mountains. I wanted to move there but wasn’t able to pull it off.

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