I always long to be near the ocean to watch the waves roll in and then reach a full crest before they fold into each other.   It was nearing sunset and the crest of the wave was lit still with sunlight while the tide closest to me had reached dusk. To me it’s the definition of serene.

KauaiWave

Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

 

Lone Sail at Sunset
Lone Sail at Sunset

 

I’m having a difficult time remembering all that was done with this image because I’ve been playing at backing up all my images to an external hard drive.  In doing so the history normally stored in Lightroom has disappeared. From what I recall most of the changes were in the lighting along with decreasing exposure, increasing whites and enhancing the blues.  I definitely did some sharpening and a vignette.

Here is the before picture that I wasn’t sure if I would ever use as it was too muted for my taste.  This made it an easy choice for my addition to Stacy’s AfterBefore Friday Week 27 Forum.  This is a great group to take a look at for ideas and creativity on how you might enhance your images.  I know that I for one have learned a bundle of new ideas.

Sunset Sail Before
Sunset Sail Before

AfterBefore Friday Week 27

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