Posts tagged “photos

Turtle (Two Photographs) and Some Fun with Processing

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There is no harm in occasionally trying new things in software, of course the only danger is going further than you want and having to start again. In this week’s post I have tried a few new things to see where they will go. One thing that has always intrigued me is adding fake lights to a photo. Luminar has a filter called sun rays and you can see it best in the black and white.


Doorways (Two Photographs)

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Doorways can often be interesting subjects and I certainly took a lot of them in Montreal. Luminar has enabled me to get quite a bit of detail out of the photographs with its masks and neutral density filters to get just the look I wanted.


Lupine (Three Photographs)

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Using Skylum’s Luminar my objective was to get the same tonal contrast and detail as I get in Intensity CK Skylum’s discontinued legacy software. The old preset of Even Balance is something I will miss when it no longer works on MacOS. These Lupine flowers were developed with my replacement preset.


Leopard Frog (Two Photographs)

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Leopard frogs can be quite patient subjects, not moving a muscle for long periods. In this case I was quite far back with a long lens. If the frog saw me I would surprised but it certainly heard me. Processed with Skylum’s Photolemeur and Luminar.


City in Black and White (Two Photographs)

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Both of these were taken in Montreal – the first is the new university library and the second some houses in the Plateau District. With Luminar most of the features of the black and white processing software Tonality CK are there. The excellent presets have been recreated and are free for download. Black and White conversion is not difficult but you do need to think about contrast and colour filters to get just the right range of tones and Luminar has those tools.


Flowers Done in Luminar 2018 (Two Photographs)

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Most modern software apart from Lightroom and Photoshop, automatically apply too much colour saturation for my taste. Though I suspect this is because that is what the majority of photographers want. You just have to pull back the sliders to avoid this. I have tried these flowers with a bit more saturation to see how it goes. By the way, a photograph to be processed in black and white will benefit from a bit more contrast and saturation.

 


It Waved Goodbye! (Three Photographs)

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This is a Yellow-rumped warbler taken in early summer. Applying my own special sauce in Luminar 2018 for sharpening and tonal contrast to enhance the background as you see here. Some branches were removed in Photoshop. I have had a problem with Luminar in finding a way to do tonal contrast the way I used to do it in Intensity CK (an old Skylum product). I created an approximation with a preset and have used it on all the photos this week.