Processed 2 Ways

Two examples of before and after processing in Lightroom. The first in each row is straight out of the camera and unprocessed; the second black and white, with attention paid to color and detail; and the third is my version of the color image. The last two in each row were originally posted on 9/21/2017.

I create images that I see and not what the camera sees.

 

 

Robin AB Friday

Steps to create the after version in Photoshop:

  1. Black and White adjustment layer chose Infrared
  2. Warm photo filter 5%
  3. Hue/saturation adjustment layer Saturation +33
  4. Duplicate robin and mask the bird
  5. Red photo filter 25%
  6. Copy and flatten the layers for use in on!
  7. In on1 Effects (PS add-on) chose “Cans on Shelf” and save back to PS
  8. Underwater Photo filter 56% applied to the on1 layer.

Capture

After: American Robin, Central Park 4/18/2016
After: American Robin, Central Park 4/18/2016
Before: American Robin, Central Park 4/18/2016
Before: American Robin, Central Park 4/18/2016

Posted on the After Before Friday Forum week 83 on April 22, 2016.

Magnolias

I photographed these magnolias in Central Park March 23, 2016. I like to be careful about what flower photographs I display. I hope these images are unusual or unique in some way because there are so many flower photographs out there.

Posted on the After Before Friday Forum week 78 on March 25, 2016.

After editing

I wanted to bring out the magnolia flowers and use colors in the background that were more complimentary and would look better on my wall. The composition is very important too.

Magnolia, Central Park March 24, 2016
Magnolia, Central Park March 24, 2016

The white Star Magnolias needed a bit of punch achieved in Lightroom and on1.

Star Magnolia, Central Park March 24, 2016
Star Magnolia, Central Park March 24, 2016

Before editing