Tag Archives: Photoshop

Childhood memories – Before and After Photography Challenge – January 2020

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’
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And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

I have visited Llandudno quite a lot, as I lived not very far away when I was growing up, therefore these memories are what drove this edit.  I wanted it to look reminiscent of a photo from the 70’s & 80’s tonally, but without losing the definition.  So it received very little editing, removing a figure on the left and the bus on the toll road.  And then a number of tonal filters and textures layered gently.

‘Result’
Childhood memories

Ken

Panorama – One word Sunday Challenge: Overlap

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own overlap post

I take quite a lot of panoramic shots, compositing and stitching the results in Lightroom and Photoshop. Usually you see the end result, however this time I have chosen to show you the 4 photo stitch in its entirety, un-cropped, and therefore showing off where the overlap between photos lies.

‘Panorama’, Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre, 2019.
Panorama

Ken

Blue evening – Before and After Photography Challenge – December 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’
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And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

I found it really hard to decide on a tonal palette for this one, but I ended up with this:

‘Result’
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Ken

Layered Arrow – One word Sunday Challenge: Layered

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own layer post.

I enjoy taking my photos and layering them up with different images, effects, and processes.  So here is one such layered photo.

‘Layered Arrow’, Devil’s Arrows, 2019.
Layered Arrow

Ken

Tall Bodiam – Before and After Photography Challenge – November 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’
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And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

I really liked that expanse of water and wanted to keep it – so rather than crop it I added some sky, took the figures out, and added a few filters.

‘Result’
Tall Bodiam

Ken

Gatehouse- Friendly Friday Photography Challenge – Photo Edits

This week the friendly Friday photography challenge is:

This week on Friendly Friday your topic is ‘photo edits’. . . Join in the fun, this week, on Friendly Friday. You are limited only by your imagination

We most of you probably realise that the photos that reach here never do so without some form of editing, I shoot primarily RAW files, but occasionally jpeg for certain situations where I want the camera to do the editing.

Therefore every photo is edited to some degree, but I see this as akin to stepping into the darkroom to develop the film, and photo!  It is just these days I have far more control and if more than simple ‘development’ is required, it is now far easier an quicker.

So choosing a recent photo here is the undeveloped RAW photo:

‘Out of the camera’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Out of the camera

Here is a basic edit, something like what would have come out of the camera if I had shot in jpeg.

‘Basic edit’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Basic edit

And then below a bare minimum of how I would edit, cropped, straightened, and a small amount of processing. This would be the least work a photo would have before it reached the blog or my photo albums.

‘Minimum’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Minimum

If I liked the photo it would end up with a little more tinkering. A new sky maybe, some of the saturation taken out, a little more texture.

‘Tinkering’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Tinkering

But then of course if I go this far why stop! A little glow, some post Bi-filtering, and overlay, get rid of the figure in the archway.

‘Further’, Dunster Castle, 2019.Further

Maybe even pop it on the study wall to look at!
Print

Or maybe have a further tinker and even use it for another blog post – so here is one – Altered way

Ken

Almost Middle Earth – Before and After Photography Challenge – October 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’
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And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

So a little crop removing some of the foreground, a new sky, and then some filtering.

‘Result’
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For some reason I expect to see Elves and Orcs!

Ken

Islands – Before and After Photography Challenge – September 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

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And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

I felt the original lacked a little focus, so a little crop and then some heavy use of some filters given the nature of this challenge.

So here is my resultant image:

‘Result’BASept2

Probably would have been better if I removed that small bit of island at the left, but…

Ken

Arches – Friendly Friday Photography Challenge – Fake

This Friday we are challenged with:

I’m not a photography purist but I know many people are quite opinionated about heavy photo editing. Well, here is your chance to do it with permission – let’s be fake this Friday!
If you’re not into the idea of photo editing, there are other ways to interpret the theme. You could, for instance, post photos of plastic flowers, the contents of your makeup bag, or even a tofu burger. The options are unlimited!

I quite often embrace what some people see as fake when I edit my photos, I see them as just another way to express my artistic side.  So here is a very fake photo for you.

‘Arches’, Fountains Abbey, 2019.FFFake

Ken

Old Scotney re-imagined – Before and After Photography Challenge – June 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’Scotney Castle

And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

So here is my resultant image:

‘Result’Old Scotney reimagined

Minor edits and cropping in Lightroom, figures, branches and weeds taken out in photoshop, change of sky in Photoshop, then into nik for some filters, Topaz for a bit more editing and ffinally back into Lightroom for a little boost here and there.

Ken