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Posts tagged “natural light

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Sky Painting

Whatsoever is lovely … (as XingfuMama suggests) is worth savoring. This morning’s dawn over the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


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Red Sun Mourning

“Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.” Red sun rising … the bright sun red burned out to white as the camera tried to see through thick smoke from 4 wildfires. Normally, the Sierra Mountain ridge, about 60 miles away, stands sharply visible below the eastern sky. This morning’s smoke from those wildfires hid the ridge. Above is the unedited original. Below are Elements 14 (Photoshop) edits.

First, on the left, I matched the photo’s sun to the red sun my eyes had seen. Selecting and filling the selection was easy peasy. Oh yes, I cropped the top and bottom edges.

Then, on the right, I applied the haze removal tool.

The left is the same version as the above right. But now, on this right is a solarized iteration of the version with the burned out sun.

Which version do you prefer?

The Squirrel Chase One-two-three Photo Processing Challenge–August 2021


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Dessert … at last!

Last photo on the cell — May 2021


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Two Shades of Bright — Squared

Looking into the window of a lighting shop in Sacramento.

Early sun landing on the airport hangar rooftops in Truckee, as seen through the window.

Carol’s Cheerful Selfie Challenge

Becky’s Squares — BrightSquare

Monday Window


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The Last Photos of March 2021

Last full moon waning — last on the DSLR

Last trail trekked — last on the cell camera

Bushboy’s Last Photo Challenge — March

Just One Person From Around the World — ThatTravelLadyInHerShoes


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Silver Branches

“make artistic designs for work in … silver”

Color Your World: Silver