Thursday, August 5, 2010

Portland Cityscape

From our recent trip to Portland and a ride on the tram to the top of Pill Hill. Great view but I was disapointed that it was solid clouds. Nothing like a little photoshop though. :-) Mouse over the image to see the before or SOOC image. (Mouse over tutorial at right.)



Shot with K-7 at 21mm. Edited in Photoshop: HDR filter I created, levels, saturation up, dodged & burnt the clouds to give them defination.

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Visit Before & After at PixelPerfectBlog for more photos of photo edits!

16 comments:

Screwed Up Texan said...

I'd love to see the before shot...love the edit by the way.

zentmrs said...

I love it! I'd like to do the same thing with our weather here in SoCal. Too bad Photoshop doesn't work on real life. ;-)

I'm going to try this technique and see how I do. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Beautiful! I want it on my wall. I grew up in Portland and miss it so much! :)

Anonymous said...

The before shot is embedded, just mouse over. :-)

Katie said...

Oooo...I love this! Those colors are wonderful and it's so artistic!

Tara said...

Very neat!!! I'm going to have to try this!

Heather said...

Wow- saturation and contrast is great- beautiful shot!

Mommy2Four said...

Oh, I love this! Your edit really made the shot into something spectacular!

The OriginalPsyn said...

I love your processing, the effects are so intense with the colors and the clouds.

Tin said...

wonderful work on the post processing! it brought out the beauty of the place :)

Sylvia K said...

Your processing is terrific and what a fantastic shot of Portland! Really excellent! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

MonikaRose said...

G'day and thanks for visiting...clouds are fantastic and ever so changing, you r right they do keep u busy...love the mouse over effect you have their, what a difference bit of touch up makes, love to muck around with black and white from color...great shots you have...keep up the mouse over..fantastic idea...enjoy ur day :)

Eng said...

oh! wow...just shows what an HDR and photoshop can do. very powerful tool eh!

i love the how i can see distinctly the trees and building even the farthest one and somehow, it brings me closer to the scene...a lovely shot, perry!

Manang Kim said...

That is gorgeous! Love the HDR effect!

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Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi,
mi piace molto questo effetto di colori sulla foto al passaggio ndel mouse !!!
Buona giornata.

Donna said...

That is an amazing transformation! Beautiful!

Donna
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