Fokus stacking… I shot 6 images of this object and changed the focus point for each shot, adjusting and fine tuning the focus for the selected area. I then imported these images via Lightroom into Photoshop where I did the alignment and blending of these images. After saving and returning to Lightroom I made some minor color adjustments to the final image and created a vignette to frame the center. I think this technique is essential for certain compositions… this one isn’t perfect, but I will keep trying.
Added more sky on Photoshop to the top image. More breathing space for the poles. Stopped letters “Area 51” from fighting against the poles. Added “51” to the sign in the bottom left corner. Now the UFO is flying towards the car. Added a little bit of blurred, red color to the breaking lights of the car. Added a bit of fog/smoke around the space ship. Cleaned the image up from distracting objects. The road starts as a leading line in the bottom right corner. Changed the font of the quote. Changed the crop to 5:4.
You can find the “old” version at the end of the post.
As ususal I couldn’t resist to do some Photoshop manipulations to my recent Berlin images. You know this feeling? You see a composition, you know how you want it to look. But there are disturbing objects in the frame, there are missing objects in the frame. Now this is the time when I start working with my MAC, my Wacom tablet and Lightroom and Photoshop. And to be true. It is not always the result which creates the fun factor. It is the process creating an image the way I see it in my imagination.
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Image taken at the Formula 18 cat race last weekend. Added some modifications. So let’s call it an image of my fiction series. 🙂 I added the Lighthouse, a motion effect for the sail and some modifications to the background. The boat did fall to the left side in the end. They were already a bit over the limit.
Image 13/20 – Vanished into Gold… another composition of my “Fiction Series”. If the weather is bad… rain and storm over here… again… I connect my WACOM tablet and start painting in Photoshop. I’d rather be out in the landscape. Maybe tomorrow…
This image is part of my series: Develop my personal style
The first 12 images are already published. If you are interested… please visit my blog to view the other images of my series. Thanks in advance!
… the condition or quality of being singular. A unique, distinct, or peculiar feature or thing. Physics a point or region at the center of a black hole, where, it is theorized, the force of gravity compresses an object such that it has infinite density and almost no volume. Created with multiple motion blur layers and blend if.
Adjustment layer “Black and White” and Preset “Infrared”. The more green and blue colors in your RAW file, the more black and white is created by this little tweak. Turning an old camera into “infrared” would be another (but expensive) option. This turns the bright sunlight hours during daytime into a “productive” time zone for photography.
Watching the news, reading newspapers or listening to the radio can create one reaction only: TEARS IN HEAVEN! I created my composition in Photoshop using an image taken in Hamburg and 2 layers (eye and tears). This image is part of my Fiction Series…wish you a tearless time! But may be that is fiction too!
Fog… Filter… it is time for Fiction. The top half of the image is untouched. I love the red and the blue and had to do something to eliminate the green. Not all of it, but most of it. This flying tree is an “all the best and recover soon wish” to Sherry! 🙂 Reinhold
Some of you know that I like to play around with Photoshop. Since I decided to concentrate at landscape photography there is no need and not much room left to create compositions in post. I start a “landscape fiction series” with this post. So… in between my regular landscape photography posts… I will create a Photoshop composition of 2 or more photographs I have taken.
This one is made of a lighthouse located in the harbour of Bremerhaven and sand dunes at the beach of Schillig. A lighthouse should have a beautiful spot at the coast.