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.

Jay’s End

Even in death the refracted blue light of the Blue Jays’ feahers is still there. I was inspired by some old photographs seen at the Photography Show at Pier 94 yesterday.

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Blue Jay, Central Park, 07-sf2, 3/24/2019

I used Lightroom, Photoshop, OnOne, and some brushwork in Corel Painter with the Emergence Brush System for Corel Painter

Six Select

I dug through my folders while house bound and came up with these six plant photographs I would like to show.

In case anyone finds this useful. My filing system for my over 100,000 images starts with folders named by location (USA, World, People, etc.) with sub folders by year. Inside the year folders are dated folders: YYYMMDD and subject. Inside those folders are folders called RAW, TIF, JPG, PSD – as needed. This folder structure works well in Lightroom as I can select by type of file easily. I use file names starting with YYYMMDD subject, and number. I also find files easily searching the added meta data of location and details on the subject. Using the date first in a file name means that files will will sort chronologically  in any computer system or app.

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