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:

ISO 320 f/11 18mm 1/1250sec

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:

ISO 320 f/11 18mm 1/1250sec

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.

Cheers!

 

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Instagram, iPhone, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Squares

January Squares: Golden Light

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

ISO 200 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/33sec

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:

ISO 200 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/33sec

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.

Cheers!

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Daily Record Weekly Wrap-up, hipstamatic, iPhone, Photography

Daily Photo Weekly Wrap-Up: Week 46

Several days this week were really rainy, windy, just kind of miserable. The kind of light and shadows that this sort of weather can bring sometimes is pretty fabulous though:

Welcome to this week’s instalment of my daily photographic record. Posts in this series will be photos from the week before, roughly Friday through Friday. This, once a week, wrap-up post will publish on Sunday. The photos for this post will be in a gallery format, they will have all been taken on my phone. The captions on the photos will be an indication of the photo-editing software used to edit them, or simply “as-shot” for those that are unedited.

Writing a weekly wrap up with a gallery is a way for me to gather my thoughts on what has caught my attention in the previous week. It will be a way of filtering through what I am thinking about photographically. I’ll also be able to come back to these posts and look at what trends emerge over time.

As with all my posts, your comments are welcome. I appreciate your interaction with my work here on this blog. It is my intention to publish in this series on Sunday. Every Sunday that is possible. Looking at my year, I already know there are some weeks where I will not be close enough to my technology to make a post possible. In an effort to keep this project pleasant for myself, I won’t be attempting catch-up posts.

Hope to see you in the comments below and in this space next week!

Cheers!

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

January Squares: Early Morning Flight

Very early flight, practically first light:

ISO 160 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/33 sec

ISO 160 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/33 sec

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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52 Week Smartphone Challenge, iPhone, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photography

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 3

For this week the topic is Black and White. I started with this scene:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/272 sec

I liked this as a color image but thought it might make a nice black and white as well.  The edits are done in Luminar. In addition to the black and white filter, I’ve also added the Orton effect, matte look, and a vignette. The edited version is this:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/272 sec

Your comments are welcome below.

Added to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge.

Cheers!

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Instagram, iPhone, Luminar, Squares

January Squares: Plenty of Sunlight

Just to prove that the sun does come out in England because it is a bit hard to believe this is possible this morning, I have this photo in my archives:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/4525 sec

For the edit in Luminar, I started with the crop. I’ve boosted the shadows and the luminance slider on green. Then I added a vignette:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/4525 sec

The Instagram post is here:

Added to Day 17 of January Squares.

Cheers!

 

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18-55mm IS lens, Canon 80D, Instagram, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Photography, Squares, Tuesday Photo Challenge

January Squares: Grounded

I come across some interesting things while I am out walking. On this walk it was a small private airstrip:

ISO 250 f/11 24mm 1/1000 sec

These two small planes looked pretty much ready for flight. There were a few others with tarps and whatnot that looked like some prep would be needed before they took to the sky. It was a beautiful day and I really like the expanse of this original scene. I decided though to tell a different story with this particular edit:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/506sec

Much more about just this one plane. The Luminar look applied to it is called Aerial Dramatic. Though when applied to this photo I think gave it a feeling of nostalgia and a hint of abandonment. I’d be curious to know if it struck you with that same feeling?

My Instagram version is here:

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Grounded. #januarylight #flight

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I’ve added this to Day 16 of January Squares and also to Tuesday Photo Challenge, Transport.

Cheers!

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