HL Plants Before and After

Before photographs with minimal processing and after with full editing and processing of winter plants photographed on the High Line Park in New York City. The yellow flowers are Witch-hazel. I just learned from a fellow blogger that there is a before and after slider. It is one of the blocks we can use in WordPress. This gives you and idea of how much I enhance images in Lightroom and Photoshop to make them look how I feel they should.

Move the sliders to see the before (left) and after (right).









Scotney Castle Process

My version of Old Scotney Castle by Ryan Photography for June’s Before and After Challenge.

First, I brought Ryan’s picture into Photoshop and filled in the people and a few branches at the top of the image. Next, I opened the image in OnOne Effects and added an HDR evening metal effect, which I altered to suit. I brought it back into Photoshop and imported a sky. I masked out the original sky to let the new one show through. To tone down some of the color and make it less Disney like I added a black and white filter layer and masked out some of it to let the color show through in places. For fun I imported two eagles, masked them out and placed them in the sky.