After a fun and successful April One Photo Focus, we’re back to ABFriday this week. Just a reminder, next week’s ABF post will reveal the photo for May’s One Photo Focus that all participants will be editing. May’s image will be from Shane Francescut of The Weekly Minute, so be sure to check back if you want to participate. For all the details on ABFriday and One Photo Focus, visit the After-Before Friday Forum page. And now, on to this week’s galleries of submissions!
My submission: This week is a very simple edit all done within Lightroom with a brief focus on the spot removal tool.
Submitted by Robin Kent — PhotographybyKent
Robin says: I’ve been spending a lot of time down at the Tidal Basin this week as the annual cherry blossom extravaganza builds toward its climax. But sometimes the not-quite-ready star of the show (cherry blossoms in this case) gets upstaged by the old pro (the Jefferson Memorial). Last Sunday morning’s sunrise provided Tom an opportunity to take center stage as the prime photography subject. And he did not disappoint. For details click here.
Submitted by Loré Dombaj — Snow’s Fissures and Fractures
Loré says: Just a simple touch in this week’s edit. Boost of color, adjustment of exposure, my goal was to make the original a little bit richer, without going too far.
Submitted by Mary Hone — Tales from the Backroad
Submitted by Nic Anderson — Photography by Nic
Nic says: I was playing around today trying to make this image ‘better’. My main goal was to give this photo more oomph. I took it facing the sun, which put everything in shadow. I watched some tutorials I found online. They were on faux hdr and grunge in GIMP. Here’s what I came up with by combining those tutorials and putting my own spin on it. Check out my how-to here.
Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — Aperture64
Ben says: After a fun easter and a few days with school being closed, I managed to visit the city zoo and photographed this little fellow ( a bearded dragon) in the reptile house. My post will be live here.
Submitted by Amy — The World Is a Book
Amy says: 1. cropped, 2. increased the highlight on the LR basic panel, 3. increased the clarity a little, 4. run the graduated filter through the flower, 5. added vignette. 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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