One Photo Focus – Loré Dombaj

Loré Dombaj Image Edited by KCinAZ for One Photo Focus
Loré Dombaj Image Edited by KCinAZ for One Photo Focus

Thank you Loré Dombaj for sending us such a nice picture for One Photo Focus.  Stop over at Snow’s Fissures and Fractures to see more from Loré.

I attempted to change the image to Black & White and then re-colorize the flower-pot plants but still don’t have enough knowledge in Lightroom to do that. Probably should have brought it into Photoshop and done that there.

Like most others I was in a time constraint and probably rushed too quickly.  Mainly I cropped the photo so that the boy’s eyes were at the bottom third line level from rule of thirds.  I concentrated mostly on lighting to bring the areas of the image up a bit but not wash out the boys forearm.  I applied a few exposure changes plus white & black adjustments, added a beautiful sunlight 2 preset and finally a subtle vignette.  The original image submitted by Loré Dombaj follows.

Loré Dombaj Original Image


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17 Comments Add yours

  1. dogear6 says:

    It looks good! Echoing the other comments, that crop worked much better than I would have thought.


  2. Well done, Karen! You went a different direction with your crop and the result works really, really well, as does the toning you selected. And you kept that beautiful cobblestoned street 🙂 No need to go into PS. It’s wonderful the way it is!

    1. kcinaz says:

      Awh.. thanks. I’ve been away again and just catching up.

  3. Interesting, I didn’t think a crop taking off the left would work, but it does here. Very well done.

  4. katieprior says:

    Nice crop, it works very well this way, and beautiful warm toning. Nice job!

  5. Robyn G says:

    Karen, I really like what you did here and I love that you chose a crop featuring the left hand side as the focus. Your tones and lighting are lovely. Your image definitely captured my attention 😃

  6. desleyjane says:

    Very nice, great crop and lovely warmth.

  7. It seems the square crop was the popular choice, and I like where you have placed the little statue in the frame. It makes perfect sense when I see what you have done, and your sunshine presets add a nice warmth to the image. lovely final image.

    1. kcinaz says:

      Thanks so much for your kind comments. It’s fun seeing what everyone is doing. Almost off work and ready to look at all.

  8. Lynne Ayers says:

    You selected a different crop from the obvious. Nice job.

    1. kcinaz says:

      Thanks Lynne. 🙂 You must be in Canada. I recognize the ending from a friend who is also there.

      1. Lynne Ayers says:

        Canada it is 🙂 And you are in … Arizona?

        1. kcinaz says:

          I thought so about Canada. And yes, it’s Arizona; i.e. the AZ in my handle.

  9. I like the crop with the space to the right it works really well. I also like your toning it fits the picture well.

  10. I love the colors, very similar to my version. Thank you for participating, Karen. 🙂

    1. kcinaz says:

      I was surprised how close many of the version came out. Especially in the final crop. Thanks again for letting us use your image. 🙂

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