Those who regularly post on ABFriday know Emilio Pasquale of Photos by Emilio.
Wednesday night, March 25, Emilio’s beloved grandfather passed away.
If you wish to send him condolences, you can visit his post, In Memoriam.
Just a reminder that there’s still time to participate in April’s One Photo Focus on April 3, where all participants submit their post-processed version of this image submitted by Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography:
Now, on to this week’s ABFriday galleries, with many thanks to all those participating!
My submission: You know how the sky darkens and colors become supersaturated before a storm breaks? Well, we got to experience such a view, from atop a quad biking trail in Basseterre, St. Kitts. Straight out of the camera, the original image was flat and dark. To recapture the beauty of the scene, I used a combination of Lightroom, Nik Dfine2, Nik Color Efex Pro 4, and Lightroom selective adjustment tools and presets. I’ll do my best to recreate the final project in the video, but I did go back and forth and use trial and error on this one, so what you see in the video may not end up quite the same. The tools used, however, will be.
Submitted by Robin Kent — PhotographybyKent
Robin says: The annual kite festival on the grounds of the Washington Monument will be held tomorrow, March 28 (weather permitting). So my submission this week is from an earlier running of that event. This image represents a continuation of my experimentation with Photoshop’s Filter Gallery plus an extra twist from the Adjustment Layer list of special effects. You can find the details here.
Submitted by Klara — Sliku svoju ljubim II
Visit Klara’s post here.
Submitted by Lynne Ayers — Beyond the Brush Photography
Lynne says: I was inspired by Cee’s abstract photography post.
Submitted by Nic Anderson — Photography by Nic
Nic says: This image was taken back in February when I was in LA walking my dog along The Strand. Luckily, I had a fold-able diffuser in my bag to block out some of the harsh light. First I made my RAW edits in UFRaw, then I went to GIMP and made a few more tweaks. I decided that it was a little on the yellow side and made a split-tone of blue in the highlights and green in the shadows, which had the added effect of making the red stand out more. Then I blurred the background a bit. Finally, I added a vignette. Please check out my post for a step-by-step tutorial in GIMP.
Submitted by Cee Neuner — Cee’s Photography
Cee says: This photo was taken at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon.
Submitted by Katie Prior — Drawing with Light
Katie says: This week I have used some subtle changes with vignettes and radial filters to accentuate the point of interest in this image of a grassy bank full of crocuses.
Submitted by Nancy Merrill – nancy merrill photography
Nancy says: This week, I went very simple. I thought the original had a lot of character and just needed some tweaking to bring out more color and contrast. For the settings I used in post-processing, visit my post.
Submitted by Michelle Lunato — Michelle Lunato Photography
Michelle says: For this week’s AB Friday, I decide to go with a portrait. No particular reason other than that is where my inspiration landed this hour. The raw file is from my portrait studio days. It was kind of flat so I wanted to see if I could touch it up….
Submitted by Mary Hone — Tales from the Backroad
Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — Aperture64
Ben says: This week with spring now getting started I head out to capture some spring macro shots I came across these bugs and took several shots and used focus stacking to increase the depth of field.
Submitted by Anne-Cécile — UnClicUnePhoto
Anne-Cécile says: This is an old picture I took with a friend the last summer. We wanted to try to take a picture by blowing the “seeds ofdandelions”. But it did not work haha. But I always wanted to make this photo without expression : original, colorful and special. I do it ! And I call it “A few confettis and a good mood “. I’m glad to have been able to create the atmosphere that I wanted from the beginning ! 🙂
Submitted by Loré Dombaj — Snow’s Fissures and Fractures
Loré says: I thought I wouldn’t make it, but Stacy was kind enough to accept my late entry. Another easy edit, it is funny how it becomes easier when you know what you want. I wanted to edit this image for a long time now, but I was not skilled enough to get what I want. Today, it was a piece of cake.
Submitted by Amy — The World Is a Book
Amy says: 1. Did the cropping and highlight, shadow, white, and black on the Lightroom basic panel. 2. Used the graduated filter for the sky and clouds. 3. Increased the clarity a little. 4. Exported to Color Efex. 5. Increased the blue for the sky and added the orange for the buildings 6. Saved onto Lightroom. Voila!
Please click on the links of those who contributed this week, to read about their post-processing steps and/or to see what other treasures they have on their blogs. They’d love to have you visit!
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