Rose – November 1 Photo Focus

My interpretation of the rose still life by Julie Powell was created using Photoshop and onOne. I eliminated the dark triangle in the upper left and cloned out the canvas. I added a bit more cloth using cloning on a new layer and masks. Then I used a photo of mine of roses as an overlay on the cloth. Finally a bit of web.

Created for Stacy Fischer’s November – One Photo Focus

Rose Stil Life. Original by Julie Powell edited by Sherry Felix
Rose Still Life. Original by Julie Powell edited by Sherry Felix
Rose Still Life by Julie Powell
Rose Still Life by Julie Powell
Roses GV, May 29, 2016
Roses, May 29 2016

The Lobby – October 1 Photo Fucus

My version was created using Lightroom to straighten it, cropped it to put the focus on the room, and brought out the details in the shadows a bit. Then I used onOne enhancements and effects, added to layers with different blending modes in Photoshop. I wanted to give Y. Prior’s photo of the lobby of The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, an old time effect without making it black and white. I added a photograph of my grandmother, Florrie James (ne Kennedy) taken when she was 18 years old, October 1, 1905, in Perth, Australia.

Created for Stacy Fischer’s October – One Photo Focus 

Lobby by Y. Pior edited by Sherry Felix
Lobby by Y. Pior edited by Sherry Felix
Lobby by Y. Prior
Before – Lobby by Y. Prior

Balclutha – September One Photo Focus

The rigging in Stacy Fischer’s photo of Balclutha, a full-rigged ship built in 1886 now in San Francisco, was quite a challenge to mask so that I could put in a different backgrround.

Created for Stacy Fischer’s  One Photo Focus, September 2016.

Balclutha built 1886 by Stacy Fischer
Balclutha built 1886 by Stacy Fischer
Balclutha edited by Sherry Felix
Balclutha edited by Sherry Felix

I made an animated gif showing 3 versions: The original ship, one with no ice, and then one with ice.

Sherry-Felix-1PF-Sept2016.gif

London Mist – August One Photo Focus

London Eye by Robin Kent edited by Sherry Felix
London Eye by Robin Kent edited by Sherry Felix

Robin Kent’s original (below) was perfect. I straightened the Ferris wheel and darkened the sky in Lightroom. Then in Photoshop, added wisps of mist, and stars to make it mystical (above).

In 1956 when I was seven my mother and I moved to London. It was my job to light the coal fire in our flat at Queensborough Terrace, near Kensington Gardens. Central heating was not common then; therefore, London was a much foggier place. I remember fogs so thick it was hard to see a yard ahead. Coal fires helped create smog, a mix of smoke and fog. Yellow smog was tinged by the Sulphur in the coal. They were called “pea soupers”. The Great Smog of 1952 (Wikipedia) killed many Londoners. Dirty unwashed and untreated coals were eventually banned and smoke free coals and fuels used instead. Now central heating is the norm and fireplaces occasionally used to create ambience.

London Eye by Robin Kent
London Eye by Robin Kent

Created for Stacy Fischer’s August One Photo Focus.