Welcome to ABFriday’s monthly One Photo Focus! This month, 19 photographers are sharing their post-processing interpretations of one “before” image (Put-In-Bay, one of the islands located in Ohio’s part of Lake Erie) submitted by Michelle Lunato of Michelle Lunato Photography.
We begin with Michelle’s “before” image, followed by the “afters,” and at the end, a gallery of all so you can watch the changes as you scroll through. Be sure to click the links to each participant’s blog as many have written posts “uncovering the magic” behind their “after” images. And if you would like to participate in November’s One Photo Focus, you’ll find all the details on the After-Before Friday Forum page.
Submitted by Michelle Lunato — Michelle Lunato Photography
Michelle says: Since I grew up in the area and could not really utilize the islands, I never really appreciated their value until I moved away. So for my edit, I decided to try and make the photograph look like an old post card. One that you would find in a shop while visiting there and mail home. I really had no idea how to do this, but through some stumbling, I found a result I liked…
Submitted by Stacy Fischer — Visual Venturing
Okay, so where to begin with Michelle’s photo? My mind went towards a pen and ink, watercolorish image, but as I played around (and, yes, I did play!), the color disappeared and ended up liking it all the better. One of the effects I used in Color Efex Pro was a solarization filter, which really popped the starbursts of the wonderful sun and its water reflections. So many filters to experiment with and I had a blast! Thanks, Michelle, for submitting such a wonderful photo to play with!
Submitted by Laura Macky — Laura Macky Photography
Submitted by Bren Ryan — Ryan Photography
Bren says: I love this photograph, it envisages summer on the water… I didn’t want to change the photograph too much, just bring out the highlights and enhance the detail of the photograph.. I also added some clouds to the photograph to take away the blandness of the pure blue sky. And added a radial filter in Lightroom to enhance the sun’s reflection on the water.
Submitted by Julie Powell — Julie Powell Photography
Submitted by Joanne Ritchie — Coffee Fuels My Photography!
Submitted by Cee Neuner — Cee’s Photography
Submitted by Nic Anderson — Photography by Nic
Submitted by Yan Balczewski — From Hiding to Blogging
Submitted by Amy — The World Is a Book
Submitted by Loré Dombaj — Snow’s Fissures and Fractures
Submitted by Ted Griffith — Ted Griffith’s Photo Art Studio
Submitted by Max 510 — Max510’s Blog
Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — Aperture64
Submitted by Nancy Merrill – nancy merrill photography
Nancy says: For this edit, I had fun playing with many of the settings in Photoshop, including lens flares, fine art gallery filters, and revealing the image through a color layer.
Submitted by Emilio Pasquale — Photos by Emilio
Submitted by Katie Prior — Drawing with Light
Submitted by Shannon Hart — Shannon’s Creative Work
Submitted by Stacey/Len Addiction — Learning to See Light
Stacey says: Lensaddiction (the other Stacey) liked the golden sparkles on the water and used that as her primary focus for editing this image.
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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