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. To check out all the other versions, visit Stacy’s One Photo Focus.Read More →

The first bit of editing for the image was done in Lightroom where the following steps were taken. 1.  Exposure       -1.19     Exposure was adjusted several times and finished here 2.  Highlights          83 3.  Shadows           36 4.  Vibrance            14    Vibrance was adjusted a couple of times 5.  White Clipping     2   I had increased white clipping considerably and then brought it back down 6.  Black Clipping  -21 7.  Clarity                43 8.  Saturation          19 9.  Crop                            A considerable portion of the river and a small amount of the sky were cropped out. 10. Blue Hue Shift     4   The next five steps were done to increase the blueRead More →

This distillery at Cane Garden Bay in Tortola, BVI has been in operation for 400 years and run by the same Callwood family for the duration.  It’s a relic of its own making.  This rum still is the original creation of metal works and has been brewing rums for the Callwood family for these 400 years.   We were greeted by a nice young man who took us on a short tour of the building.  He’s the next generation of the Callwoods.  Gus had to take home a sample of their spiced rum, but we’ve yet to try it.  Read More →

One of the most popular modes of transportation for young people in New Orleans is bicycle especially with this type of spring weather. New Orleans is one city that seems to be always on the move. People are out and about from early morning to well, early morning. It’s a happening fun action packed city to visit and a great pick for me for the Weekly Photo Challenge.Read More →

Found this great brick building with the lettering on the outside of the building that spelled GAS. I’m sure it had been there a long time. This image has been enhanced using Photoshop. I looked up where I think this was taken and I think it was in a historical old town – almost a ghost town – Virginia City, Montana. This was taken during the same time as when I was at the Rodeo in the same area. A wonderful trip and lots of good memories.Read More →

If not a monument, this place is monumental.  Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress in Washington DC is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution.   I just wish I were able to go in and not view it from behind the glass.  Next time my picture will not need as much Photoshop as I will have a Circular Polarizer Lens filter in place to get rid of the glare.  Used a bit of the patch tool to try to eliminate the glare.  To learn more about the Library of Congress click here to visit the official websites interesting facts.Read More →