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January Squares: Dramatic Light

Some photographs are well suited for color or black and white. In my opinion, dramatic color images often translate well to black and white. When I took this image:

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How would that look in black and white? was my first thought. I think it might have been the fact that the sign was almost in black and white already that made me think about that. For this edit, I used Hipstamatic:

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The photo has the Eric lens and Aristotle film filters applied.

The Instagram version is here:

Added to January Squares Day 27.

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Instagram, iPhone, Luminar, Photography, Squares, travel

January Squares: Late Afternoon Light

I was just in Strasbourg France for a few hours. Long enough to get this photo though:

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Also, long enough to convince me that a trip back would be a good thing. For the photo above, I wanted to accentuate the glow of the summer afternoon:

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So after cropping and straightening the photo, I added the Luminar look, Daydream, and set it at 79%.

The Instagram version is here:

Added to Day 26 of January Light.

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Instagram, iPhone, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photography, Six Word Saturday

January Squares: Blue Boar

Blue Boar in the English countryside:

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Now more fearsome with some pop:

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Instagram version, social media likes galore:

For January Squares and Six-Word Saturday.

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Flowers, hipstamatic, Instagram, iPhone, Photography, Squares

January Squares: Sunlight in Flower Form

This photo is for the days when you drag sunlight inside and ignore the weather:

Didn’t save the original file!

This photo was created in Hipstamatic with the Jane Lens and Ina’s 1982 film filters applied.

My mistake here? I did not save the original file, so the photo specifications I usually put in the caption space are not available.

Instagram version is here:

Added to Day 24 of January Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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January Squares: Backlight

My most common use of backlighting is for flowers and leaves. This scene caught my eye the other day:

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The square crop is this:

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I used Hipstamatic to create the square, but other than the crop, I let the photo stand as is. What is and is not in focus I found visually interesting, so I didn’t attempt to “fix” it.

The Instagram version is here:

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Backlit. #januarylights #backlight #leaves #gooutside

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Added to January Squares Day 23.

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January Squares: Fairy Lights

A few weeks ago I walked through Audley End while it had it’s special Christmas lights display on. It was there that I found these fairy lights in a jar in the garden:

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Charming really. For the square edit I used Hipstamatic:

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It has the Jane Lens filter applied.

The Instagram version is here:

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Fairy lights 🧚 #januarylight

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Added to January Squares Day 22.

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January Squares: Stretch Towards the Light

This is a photo for one of those days:

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The kind where you really have to stretch for natural light, because winter is just like that sometimes:

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I often enjoy editing simple photos like this in Hipstamatic. The one has the Florence Lens and Ina’s 1982 film filters added.

The Instagram version is here:

Added to Day 21 of January Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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18-55mm IS lens, Canon 80D, Instagram, Luminar, Photo Editing, Squares

January Squares: A Light for Your Path

This photo was taken on a visit to the Luxembourg American Cemetery:

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I liked this image as a color image, but I was interested in making alterations to the color as a way of making the photo more impactful. This photo was shot with my Canon 80D which means that there is a lot of data there to work with. The edits I did are in Luminar:

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I started with the crop. This took a bit of fiddling, there were several decisions to be made in terms of what to include or exclude from this edit. I’ve then applied a look called Blue Sky, which is mostly black and white except for muted blue tones. In order to bring the gold back into the photo, I applied a mask and painted just the front of the grave marker. I’ll also mention that I did not apply a vignette to this particular edit which is unusual for me.

The Instagram version is here:

Added to January Squares, Day 20. I’ve also chosen the American holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to post this photo as a nod to choosing to do the right thing and to stand for others even at great personal cost.

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January Squares: Golden Light

This photo, shot with my iPhone, caught my eye because of the light:

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When it came to the edit, I wanted to also accentuate the golden tones. It has the Luminar Look, Dripping in Gold added to it and a vignette:

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The Instagram version is here:

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Golden light. #sundayvibes #golden #januarylight

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Added to Day 19 of January Squares.

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January Squares: Early Morning Flight

Very early flight, practically first light:

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An Instagram version, social media delight:

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Early morning flight. #januarylight #flight #sunrise

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It’s Six-Word Saturday and January Light.

Cheers!

 

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