Who doesn’t need another love story for Valentine’s Day? Here’s mine, in photography form:
It’s two of my neighbours who I love to visit with. I’ve edited this in Luminar an added the “Wonderful” look at 85%.
Added to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge.
I’ve taken a little detour, back to an older photo:
This original file was shot in December 2017 in Serengeti National Park. We sat an watched these lions for a while so I have a lot of files. Many are very similar and I have not yet edited them all. I enjoy every once in a while going back through them and picking out one to edit.
I’ve used Luminar for this edit. One extra edit that I don’t often do, particularly in my nature images is use the clone and stamp brush. With that brush, I removed a branch that was between me and the female lion and showed in the original photo near her rear paw. I then added the Luminar look, Camden.
The Made with Luminar Series
This image is part of a project I am calling Made with Luminar. What the images in this series have in common is the software used to edit them, Luminar 3. As with my usual blog posts particulars of the camera settings can be found in the caption below the image. I’ll then explain what other filters and edits have been applied, often mentioning what layer and therefore order that they were applied. The text of these posts includes any Luminar “Looks” that have been applied to the photo. Each look is a series of presets that are applied to the photo. Where applicable I will mention what changes I have made to any of the looks. A full explanation of looks is available here on their website, https://skylum.com/luminar/user-guides/chapter-14-working-with-luminar-looks
You can assume basic edits have been applied. My most common edits are cropping, detail enhancement, and vignette. Specific questions or thoughts on the image are welcome in the comment section below.
Added to Tuesday Photo Challenge, Cat.
Ah, winter, who doesn’t love winter? Me. When snowdrops begin to appear it signals the beginning of the end:
This edited photo of snowdrops is available on my Picfair portfolio. As shown, it has been edited in Luminar with a film fade look applied. For the square version, I simply applied a crop:
This post is the last in my January Squares series. I’ve really enjoyed this challenge, so thanks to you all who have followed along or checked in over the month. My biggest thanks though is to Becky who graciously hosted this challenge. The challenge will run again in April, with the theme being announced in March. If you would like information about how the challenge works check here.
I posted all my images for this challenge also on Instagram, today’s is here:
I love snowdrops for several reasons so today I booked myself a spot on the snowdrop tour at Anglesey Abbey. What fun and the weather was even tolerable. I took both my iPhone and my Canon 80D. For this post, I am sharing a photo from my smartphone:
For this edit, I’ve added the Luminar Looks, Camden Fade and Morning Fog:
Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.
It’s been chilly here but you can still find me outside:
The light as shot in this photo tells the story of the cold temperature, but when it came to my square edit, which I did in Hipstamatic, I wanted to push that a bit:
The added filters are The Florence Lens and Irom 2000 Film. I think they add to the frosty feel of the original. Your thoughts are welcome in the comment section below.
The Instagram version is here:
Added to Day 29 of January Squares.
Sometimes it is little things that can make a big difference. The original file:
Custom white balance and lens distortion, these are two adjustments that I started with that made a big difference.
Seemingly unimportant details like the trees in the foreground are helping to tell an important story about this scene, like how far up you have to hike to see this view. I wrote about that a bit in a previous post and showed a different part of the landscape. In this case, I think a photo of this scene without the trees would be telling a completely different story. Your comments and thoughts are welcome below.