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.
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.
Was going through some old photographs and found this one of the Golden Gate Bridge taken quite a while ago when I first got into photography. At that time, I was taking an abstract photography class. It is always fun and motivating to try something outside of your comfort level!