I was looking through some old photographs that I took way back when and decided to see what I could do with some of them before I hit delete. When this photo was taken it was a rainy foggy day in Victoria. Not one of my best! Over time I have tried many different photo editing programs; Luminar, Adobe Photoshop Elements; Photoshop; Lightroom… My favorite is still Lightroom. Recently I have been editing with Lightroom mobile and find that it does a really nice job! Many of the tools you use in Lightroom desktop are available in Lightroom Mobile. It’s a great app for on the run!
In March we went to New Orleans and while walking down the street we were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Doreen Ketchens “the clarinet queen” and band entertaining a crowd in the street with their dixieland music. Her performance was one of the highlights of our visit! Unbeknownst to us, we soon came to learn she is famous!!
When taking photos in the street it is very hard to capture the excitement of what you are experiencing in the moment. I decided I wanted to try to capture the musical experience somehow. Doreen plays the clarinet like I have never heard someone play it before so that became the focus for my photo editing.
Adobe Lightroom Mobile was used to edit this photo.
There is something to be said about timing! I was taking my dog for a walk and happened to stumble upon one of the most beautiful water reflections I have seen in quite some time. The lighting and still water reflected the clouds and boat slips magically. This photo was taken with a Samsung cell phone. It would have been perfect timing if I had my Sony camera with me lol!!
It is always a challenge to experiment with artistic tools in photo editing programs. There are so many options within each tool and the final outcome is solely based on personal preference. Thought I would give it try and share the results! On the left is the original photograph taken in Pienza, Italy. It is a charming little town with many different little shops. The one on the right is the edited version. Editing was done using Topaz Studio 2, Nik Collection, and Photoshop Elements 21 to fine tune lighting and sharpening.
“When snow falls, nature listens” by Antoinette Van Kleef
This photograph was taken at Arlington Park Racetrack in Arlington Heights, IL. It has been a while since I have used Luminar 4 to process a photo. After using Lightroom and Photoshop for years, it is very hard to switch to a new program. Luminar offers many tools, sky enhancements (as you can see above), and it still allows you to work in layers which is a must for me! Taking it a step further, I brought the image into Topaz Studio 2 to further process. Topaz Studio 2 offers many photo editing tools along with many artistic presets that you can tweak to your liking. Thought I would share my results.
It’s been a while since I have done photo editing on my tablet. Thought this photo would be a good test revisiting the Adobe Lightroom app. Was pleasantly surprised.