Monday, April 27, 2015

Every Day is a New Miracle

That's about how I feel today.  With so much negative happening in the world, I think I'm just so lucky to live where I do.  I'm grateful for my good fortune.  Every morning when I wake up I remind myself how fortunate I am to be where I am.
I have been attempting to get a good shot of an object in back lighting.  I tried all sorts of things and didn't have any luck. Then, the other day, I just happened to walk by the bathroom and saw the light streaming in behind my beautiful Double Delight roses.  I ran and got my phone so I could snap them right at that moment.   These two SOOC images show the light beautifully,  but the images themselves are not great. I certainly didn't like the window crank showing in the background.  And….the countertop is not straight in the image.

 What to do…..  Using the top image I adjusted as much as possible in Lightroom and then took into Photoshop.  
I added a layer of Kim's "Cherish Scripted" on soft light 100% opacity and toned the texture down on the roses.  I then added a layer of Kim's "Word" on overlay 30%.  I went back into LR and added a hint of a vignette and a minimal border.
It's okay….just not a favorite.
Textures do make a difference and I tried several before I settled on these.  I had to stop though or I would have been linking to Texture Thursday instead of Texture Tuesday.
I think the second image shows the light better.  Adjustments in LR - no textures or presets on this one.  Actually I think I prefer it.
I wish you all a creative week!

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Jacki Long said...

Really beautiful Marilyn,
& I envy your LR knowledge! ;o)

Renuko Style said...

I do love the light in this shot, back light sure makes things glow. Great edits, I love them both.

Michelle B said...

The light is beautiful. I love how the light shines through the petals. Have a great week!

Dotti said...

Double Delights are one of my favorites and we've had them in our rose garden for years. Your photo is lovely!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

That pretty rose ... delicious! Wonderful!!

kelly said...

a lovely rose shot...beautiful light! i would have stopped to capture it too. :)

Anonymous said...

lovely flowers

Beverly said...

Isn't it exciting when you see the photo before you snap the shutter...seeing that special light, and capturing'll remember that moment, always. Beautifully done Marilyn!!

abrianna said...

I do like the light in the second and last one. Do you know that LR 5 has a straighten tool? You can do auto, full, vertical or horizontal. it also has a manual mode if you need to fine tune. I have found it very handy at times.

Prairie Jill said...