Several weeks ago when I posted the after image of the Cabo Fisherman on a weekly challenge, I wanted to send it to Visual Venturing for ABFriday since it has become one of my favorite images. I missed the window of opportunity but wanted to send it this week anyway. I did several changes to the image but the most noticeable were to straighten the skyline after reading and change to a golden color tone. Stop by Stacy’s Visual Venturing and take a peak at other ABF creations.

 

Cabo Fisherman After
Cabo Fisherman After
Cabo Fisherman Before - Original
Cabo Fisherman Before – Original

 

 

Here is more on what was done.

Lightroom Beginning Step One in Basics:  Adjusted temperature, tones, clarity and vibrance.
Lightroom 5 Beginning Step One in Basics: Adjusted temperature, tones, clarity and vibrance.
Step 2 Detail Tab: A little sharpening and noice reduction.
Step 2 in Detail: A little sharpening and noice reduction.
Step 3 in Lightroom adjusting Shadows a bit and adding a vignette
Step 3 in Lightroom adjusting Shadows a bit and adding a vignette
Back to Basics in Step 4:  Adjustments to tones and Presence.  Increased highlights, Shadows and Whites while decreasing blacks.  Upped Clarity and Vibrance.
Back to Basics in Step 4: Adjustments to tones and Presence. Increased highlights, Shadows and Whites while decreasing blacks. Upped Clarity and Vibrance.
Last Touches in LR:  Eliminated the last of the over exposed whites and final on cropping.
Last Touches in LR: Eliminated the last of the over exposed whites and final on cropping.
Finishing Touches in Photoshop CC2014:  Further straighten of skyline and took skyline off-center.  Used burn tool the line where the last of the wave met the beach.
Finishing Touches in Photoshop CC2014: Further straighten of skyline and took skyline off-center. Used burn tool the line where the last of the wave met the beach. Somehow managed to take all of the vibrant color away but didn’t notice it had happened.

After seeing the various stages as screen prints myself I sometimes wonder why the image changes so much when taken into Photoshop. The colors were much more vibrant in Lightroom and the final image seems dulled out. Second guessing myself.

This youngster was selling his wares on the street trying to earn a few dollars.  I gave him a dollar for the photo and let him keep the candy.  Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge – Humanity

 

 

We watched this little bundle of fur while in Cabo San Lucas Mexico a few years back.  I think he is a lion cub but if someone notices differently, please feel free to correct me.   If remembered right, he had a small injury on his nose that was healing and that is why he was in the refuge.  He may have been abandoned by his pride. It was delightful to watch him eat and the look on the lady’s face was priceless. Please do not use the pictures with the couple for any commercial purposes as there is no model release.  Please contact me for any other use.

To the west of downtown Cabo San Lucas, Mexico there is a secluded beach where groupings of large rocks and boulders jut from beneath the sand.  The surf breaks on the beach with such force that it’s almost impossible to walk a shallow surf.  No swimming allowed especially for  a swimmer such as me!

A fisherman balances on the largest of the boulders in hopes of a catch.  The only footprints on the sand are those of ours as we take a tranquil morning walk.

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Morning Spray
MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
Awaiting the Catch
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A Tranquil Morning Walk