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Through Glass

I enjoy walking through churches. I’m a bit of a sucker for stained glass. Usually, such windows tell a biblical story, but sometimes it’s just a gem like this:

ISO 25 4.15mm f/2.2 1/110sec

This window functions more as a decorative way to let in light and create a welcoming environment. From that original file I created this version:

ISO 25 4.15mm f/2.2 1/110sec

The first edit here was to change the white balance. I used the eyedropper in the Develop filter of Luminar to pick a spot that was a warm grey-blue.  This warmed the image nicely. I brought the whites down and boosted the blacks a bit. Then I added some clarity. I’ve also added a vignette here. One of the things that I like about the vignette filter is that it is really easy to customize the center from which the vignette will be added.

What do you think of my edit? The biggest change I think is really the warmth of the image. Do you prefer the cooler tone of the original? Feel free to leave a comment below.


Added to A Photo A Week Challenge, Through Glass.


26 thoughts on “Through Glass

  1. Shelley says:

    Nice work – I like both versions, but am thankful you shared your tips on what you chose to edit. I love stained glass windows too, there’s a charm about them that draws me in. The flower bouquet is lovely as well.


  2. I too am a sucker for stained glass windows, especially when they have clean simple designs.

    The window itself looks almost the same after editing (which is good), while the warmer walls and brighter bouquet are big improvements.


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