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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Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.


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17 Comments on “One Photo Focus – Loré Dombaj”

  1. March 9, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

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


    Liked by 1 person

  2. March 9, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    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!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 13, 2015 at 9:58 am #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  3. March 7, 2015 at 7:51 am #

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

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  4. March 7, 2015 at 1:32 am #

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

    Liked by 1 person

  5. March 7, 2015 at 1:03 am #

    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 😃

    Liked by 1 person

  6. March 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    Very nice, great crop and lovely warmth.


  7. March 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    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.

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

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

      Liked by 1 person

  8. March 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

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


  9. March 6, 2015 at 10:49 am #

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

    Liked by 1 person

  10. March 6, 2015 at 9:24 am #

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 6, 2015 at 9:26 am #

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

      Liked by 1 person


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