Thursday, January 6, 2011

Strolling on the Beach

The marching birds from a few days ago set the stage for me to photograph this couple walking on the beach a little way off. I took a few images of them standing and liked this best. I may post a similar but monochrome version some time in the future.

Edited in Photoshop CS5, cropped, levels adjusted, saturation boosted and added a warming color layer with the lower center that is masked out to prevent color change on the beach where they stand. I did this intentionally to give the appearance of a glow reflection behind them. Shot with Pentax K-7 using a Sigma 70-200/2.8, shot at f4 & 1/1000.

Mouse over for before image. (Tutorial link at right.)



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16 comments:

Lily Riani said...

thanks for dropping by my blog.

wow! great capture.

Marka said...

Excellent! I like it alot!

J Bar said...

Beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

J Bar said...

Beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Linnea said...

Both shots are gorgeous. I really like that you captured the scene with the couple walking. Their heads are looking in the right direction! Happy skywatching...

Karen said...

Oh wow, I didn't know you could change a photo like that. Excellent.

Randi said...

This is amazing! You did a beautiful artwork.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

I love the edit! great color

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous capture as always, Perry! You do have a beautiful world! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Natalie said...

Wow! This is spectacular! &thanks for sharing the how to! And also thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower!!

kat said...

you can make it as postcard. Very beautiful shot.

Happy Skywatch viewing.

kat from Philippines

Dana said...

Oh wow! Now that is impressive! I'm going to go through your tutorial when I get a second!

Tricia said...

Very nice! You really completely changed this shot! WoW! Great work

Katie said...

Wow!! Your original is beautiful, but the way you transformed the edit is amazing!!

MarieElizabeth said...

Beautiful shot, great colors and composition.

Amy said...

Wow, what a phenomenal edit! It really makes the photo pop. And the sunset colors you added are so natural-looking.