Landscape Photography – Reflections

Delavan Lake, Wisconsin

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!!

Photo Editing – Before & After

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.

Photography-Before & After-Luminar 4 & Topaz Studio 2

Before – f/5.6; ISO-1600; 1/3200 sec; 171mm
After – Luminar 4
After Luminar 4 – Topaz Studio 2

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.

Landscape Photography – Before & After

Before
After

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.

Landscape Abstract Photography – Golden Gate Bridge

Canon EOS Rebel T3; 55 mm; f/22; 1/20 sec; ISO 100

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!