Last post I short-changed everyone by not having the before image for you to compare against the processed one, so here’s another image I saved from deletion by processing it in Photoshop. This time I have the “before”!
By the way, this was processed entirely in Photoshop with no filter plugins except for noise reduction with Topaz Denoise.
March 7, 2016 at 1:58 pm
Super! I like the processed photo a bit better. 🙂
March 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm
lol I hope so! Thanks John. 🙂
March 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm
Amazing how a tiny bit of tweaking can make a good photo amazing!
March 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm
Thank much Becky! I love creating something out of nothing.
March 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm
Yeaaa, that’s right! What app do you use for the filters?? The processed one is so nice…
March 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm
Thank you Kate! In this one I just isolated various items and used layers in photoshop. Levels, curves, color balance, etc. Oh I did reduce the noise via Topaz Denoise.
March 7, 2016 at 2:17 pm
Taking notes 🙂
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March 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm
lovely edit Laura
March 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm
Thank you so much. 🙂
March 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm
Another amazement Laura!
March 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm
Thank you Cindy. I really have to get out and take shots of buildings more often. I love it!
March 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm
What brings the processed image up a notch for me is the crop. It is so tasteful and the pops of color in the windows add a lovely depth to the images as well. Your sky….love it! I appreciate seeing a before and after, I am always curious to see how far an image has morphed from it’s original. Getting a sense of an artists beginnings is a treat. Thank you!
March 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm
Thank you for such a descriptive comment. It’s also helpful for me to know what someone thinks of the different components. Since the building is the subject, I chose to crop out sky that didn’t need to be there. You’re welcome and thanks again Carrie!
March 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm
This is stunning!!
March 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm
Thank you! I loved those reflections and light in the Windows. 😀
March 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm
Fantastic. Love what you were able to bring out of the shadows and in that sky. So much more interesting now . I think I’ll steal your idea and show more before and after versions. I used to do the before and after prompts on Visual Venturing but it got to be too much every week having to explain every step.
March 7, 2016 at 5:35 pm
Thanks so much Emilio. You might notice when I explain things (like in the OPF), I don’t go into too much detail because of what you said. It gets cumbersome. Plus, there are certain tricks of the trade I leave to let people keep guessing! hehe I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with.
March 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm
Terrific post-processing, Laura. A deft touch is so important!
March 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Thank you so much Jane. I just love processing and am glad to know it works. 🙂
March 8, 2016 at 1:23 am
It’s so amazing to be able to see the before and after.
March 8, 2016 at 6:37 am
I’m glad you enjoyed seeing them!
March 8, 2016 at 1:47 am
This is inspiring to me. It teaches me that I should be even more open to making a picture work on screen rather than on the spot where I am taking it. I sometimes don’t take certain pictures because the lighting is not right or something bothers me about it. I can get a little more inventive. Thanks for that 😉
March 8, 2016 at 6:39 am
Never give up on them! Well only if you have to. I’m glad I gave your old photos new hope. 🙂
March 8, 2016 at 6:44 am
March 8, 2016 at 2:19 am
Wow, the original is OK….but nothing special…..the processing has brought it to life with wonderful added drama…the sky, the reflections and the light in the upper Windows now really pop😊great work ✨
March 8, 2016 at 6:45 am
Thank you much! It’s really impossible for a camera to take all the components in this low light shot and accurately display what we saw. It’s why people do a lot of HDR work but in this case I just took one image and isolated the components until I was satisfied. Of course I’m really never satisfied…. lol. Thank you again!
March 8, 2016 at 2:58 pm
Yup, it’s such a challenge to capture somehow what we see and feel…I look at something wonderful and moving and my first thought is….can I capture that? Sometimes I do….sometimes not!💕😆
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March 8, 2016 at 6:46 am
I love that line! Thank you. 🙂
March 8, 2016 at 7:58 am
Wow, Magical !!!
March 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm
You gave that image the X Factor, Laura! Verra nice.
March 10, 2016 at 1:47 pm
Love that description!! Thank you Elen. 🙂