A cold wind blows throughout the night, while snow fills the winter air. It’s warm inside my cozy home and I find myself drawn to images of dandelions basking in the warmth of the early summer sun.
Blend of three images: Grove of trees near my house, dandelions from my lawn last summer and maternity image captured in the studio with strong backlight. Watercolor filter, lens flare and lighting effects added with Photoshop CC.
In the midst of short days and long nights during this Minnesota winter, I deemed it necessary to escape to a land filled with warmth and sunshine. Photoshop CC 2015 is the closest I will get to the tropics today, so here we go:
Wanted to add a dreamy, soft and warm look to this image…
Image straight out of camera
My attempt at reproducing the effects of adding soft light as demonstrated in this Youtube tutorial:
After starting, stopping, starting, stopping, going back, replay, repeat, etc. I finally came to the end of the tutorial. My final result is not perfect, but I did learn some coloring effects that may come in handy in the future. You’re never too old to learn new things!
I see and feel the protection of angels. Yes, I believe…
View of Gary, South Dakota from Minnesota in Lac qui Parle County, Manfred Township, on a cold, blustery day ~December 16, 2015. Touched up a few dust on the sensor spots and tweaked saturation, just a little. White specks are from the blowing snow. Working on a series called “Into the Light” and this was the result on this day due to lens flare. (Click on the image for a larger viewing window.) ISO 100 / 1/500 / F 16
Maybe I’m just feeling the Christmas spirit, but I see an angel.