Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Glow on the Bay

Fall brings such beautiful sunsets in the Bay Area.  It’s amazing how no two sunsets are exactly alike.  My post processing consisted of only a little bit of Lightroom adjustments.  The color really was that golden!  We are quite high up as you can tell by the plane flying into the Oakland Airport (located in the mid-left hand side of the image).

Hope you all have a fantastic Monday!

Glow on the Bay

Glow on the Bay

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Night Seeker – Topaz Glow

Topaz recently introduced its new “Glow” product so I thought I’d give it a whirl.  It has some similar capabilities as the iPad app Tangled FX which I used, in part, to create that Tangled Coneflower I recently posted.   I’m not sure I will purchase the Glow product, but free trials are always good. 🙂

Something I’ve learned is that when I use an effect for my photo art images, it is most always combined with other effects so the entire image does not look “one note” so to speak. I’m trying to learn more about creating more depth to my images and that is often created by light. One of the things I did here was to use a “metal” gradient as an overlay layer to bring a punch of light to the grill which draws your eye there first.  I am addicted to gradients! 

The Glow filter can be gimmicky I think if one isn’t careful about using it with restraint.  What a second…did I say I used restraint in my photos????   Ok so I TRY to use restraint.  😉

(The original photo is at the bottom of this post.)

Night Seeker

Night Seeker

Pickup Flower Power

Pickup Flower Power