daily post – edge

here is my contribution to … the edge

I had said in an earlier post (makes it sound like I post frequently), I have been doing some post production.  So I’ll give both – the actual photo then my editorial vision🙂

This series is some more shots of the from the cobb energy center.  2 photos with before and after



The next before and after, i feel the cropping and change of black and white with just a strip of color make the building feel horizontal rather than vertical



Daily Post – Mirror

Lake Acworth has provided me with a lot of my favorite photos, but when it comes to reflections and mirror images – this is hands down my favorite – my go to !  I had to use it for this Daily Post challenge Mirror



OK, thought I would toss in a couple more, first a shot of the Cobb Performing Arts building – with me applying some post production in adobe.


Then  my snoopy – after all everyone is doing it – selfies in the mirror.


Post Production – baby steps

I have had adobe photoshop for years now, however have done very little except brightness, contrast and some included filters.  I am however taking a udemy course – tip here – when getting close to Christmas (November timeframe) I have found groupon gives great deals like$15 per course, on getting the best out of black and white.   So I am trying different things now, using layers to have repeated effects, taking those pictures and using multiple software – like photomax essentials to enhance further.  So my next couple of posts will be photos that have been enhanced.   This first one was of an iris I had.   I used a layer to removed the color, then a gradient layer to get more crisp blacks and white, then did a mask to delete a color portion of the photo.   Hope you like it.  Constructive feedback is always welcome!


My first One Photo Focus Before and After

I wanted to do one of these before and after on the One Photo Focus blog, and may have not picked the right month for a first attempt🙂 I wanted to do a lot my first time out and attempting to grab just the ship and put it elsewhere proved very challenging.   A lot of grey sky with grey ship lines.    So first I attempted to isolate the ship as much as possible in photo shop.  Then I had to change my base photo because it had too much color and I was never going to fully be able to clear those line/sky aspects completely.   After I had to change that direction I decided to add a heron.

I couldn’t decide if I wanted a huge heron, and “in perspective” heron, or a small one so I compromised on a little on the bigger side but not monster size

Because this wasn’t going to be my best work due to difficulty – I then added filters in photomax essentials in order to hide some of the less than great edits.




The After

Kate Illes One Photo Focus September


Daily Press – Rare

my contribution to the weekly post of “Rare”.  Now hummingbirds themselves may not be all that rare.   My ability to catch one in a photo is.  When I was walking through the gardens at first I thought I was just looking at a large butterfly.  Then I noticed who the visitor was and tried very hard to snap the busy bird.