One Photo Focus – Robin Kent’s White House


Robin Kent Image edited by KChengelis – KCinAZ

Original Robin Kent Image

Original Robin Kent Image

I didn’t do a great deal of editing to Robin’s already great image. In Lightroom, the image was sharpened and a few changes made to exposure. I tried to bring down the yellow cast in the building and did so a bit. Mostly I cropped the image and removed the people from the foreground grassy area. In Photoshop the blue in the sky was increased using a mask so that the building and grass were not changed. Also, the burn tool was used to deepen the color of the grassy area.

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Categories: Buildings, Photography


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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11 Comments on “One Photo Focus – Robin Kent’s White House”

  1. July 3, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

    This is a wonderful edit of Robin’s image. Your crop is great. And removing some of yellowish tint really makes the building pop!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 7, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

      Thanks so much Kirsten. I’m just now able to see everyones images. What fun.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. July 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    Great job, Karen. The colors are much better and the image really pops (to borrow a word from Emilio). Cool idea, using the burn tool to deepen the color of the grass. I;ll definitely remember that.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

      Thanks Robin. Your image was an appropriate choice for the 4th of July.


  3. July 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    Well done. Just the slight cleaning up you did makes the image pop so much better.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 7, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

      Thanks, Emilio. It was fun making the people disappear. Though not a spooky as some of the other images. πŸ™‚


  4. July 3, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    Love the bright, blue sky and the more saturated look, Karen! I also like the more focused crop. You talk about using a mask to adjust just the sky – I need to understand how to do that because I think that’s ultimately what I ended up doing to turn the Capitol black and white in mine, but I just can’t remember how to do it. So much to learn, so little time … Thanks for playing along this month!

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    • Karen Chengelis
      July 3, 2015 at 8:57 am #

      The mask is done in Photoshop. When I have my internet back up I’ll try to show the steps. It’s a layer placed on top where the blues were bumped up and on the mask part everything but the sky is hidden using a black paintbrush. You could also do a select everything except the sky and paint bucket with black. Hope this makes sense.

      Sent from my iPhone



  5. July 3, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    You made the day look so much brighter and cheery. πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      Thanks, Cee. Just now back online and able to see what everyone else did too.


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